Friday, 09 November 2012 00:00
As Hurricane Sandy headed toward the now-devastated Tri-State area, North Shore Animal League America - the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization – reached out to local residents already suffering tremendous losses, providing preemptive emergency rescue services to several Long Island shelters, ensuring the safety of pets who had to be separated from their displaced families. Shelter and rescue groups in the Long Island area who were forced to evacuate also took advantage of Animal League’s facilities. As more animals filled the shelter, dedicated staff members have worked around the clock to ensure all were being evaluated and ready for adoption. Every bit of space is now being utilized for animals in need of care, including the more than 650 animals at the adoption in need of new, loving homes.
Every adoption makes room in the shelter for other animals needing care. Adoption fees for all adult cats and dogs one year and older will be waived the rest of the week (through Sunday, November 11).
Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Animal League America can be reached at its emergency hotline, (631) 851-5074, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with any questions.
To support their emergency rescue efforts and for updates, visit www. AnimalLeague.org. North Shore Animal League America President John Stevenson wants residents to know, “Our hearts go out to those currently struggling with losses in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and we will continue to be here to help.”