Alfredo – The Dog with a Funny Personality

With Halloween just around the corner, we have a sneak peek of Sponsor Dog Alfredo’s costume! He wore this costume at a local fair this summer and won an honorable mention award for his creativity of adding a sprig of basil on his Penne Alfredo costume – he had EXTRA Alfredo! Dressing up your pet for Halloween is always okay as long as they are comfortable, something simple is perfect. A dog like Alfredo who is so mellow and sweet doesn’t mind showing off his true personality. All of the kids in the neighborhood always stop his mom when going out for walks just to play with the little guy! And even after all he has endured with all his extensive ailments, he is always happy. Life is good.           SPONSOR ALFREDO!!

Mastering the Penne Alfredo Costume!
Mastering the Penne Alfredo Costume!
Someone wants a belly rub!
Someone wants a belly rub!
Glamour shot!
Glamour shot!

What is Monthly Giving? And how does it work

Are you or a friend not a Sponsor but would like to be? OR, maybe you are considering giving the gift of Sponsorship to a beloved friend? Below are a few Q & A’s about Monthly Giving…

Monthly giving is so vital to the Animal League’s efforts in helping us plan ahead and to do MORE for the animals in our care!

Q: What is Sponsorship?
A: Sponsorship is a donors personal commitment to making monthly donations to critical programs offered by North Shore Animal League America. The Animal League offers 2 life-saving monthly giving programs. Through our Sponsor Program, you can choose to support a special-needs dog Sponsor a Dog or a special-needs cat Sponsor a Cat or to sponsor all the orphaned and newborn puppies and kittens, and their mothers, in our nursery through our H.E.L.P Program.

Q: Why should I Sponsor a special-needs Animal?
A: Many animals that come to the Animal League have conditions and illnesses that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. These special-needs dogs and cats would most likely be euthanized elsewhere, but not at North Shore Animal League America. As a 70 year NO-KILL shelter, we make a commitment to all animals which includes our innocent and deserving Sponsor Program pets. These pets would be forgotten elsewhere; become a part of their lives and let’s support them – we can make a difference together!

Q: How Do I Become an Animal League Sponsor?
A: You can make your monthly pledge to support our special-needs animals in the way that is most convenient to you either by check, monthly bank debit, or credit card. You may set this up over the phone using our toll-free number 1-877-Be-My-Pal, on our website at www.animalleague.org/sponsor, or you can email us at sponsor@animalleague.org.

Q. As an Animal League Sponsor, why would I continue to sponsor a pet who has been adopted into a loving home?
A. Some of our precious and deserving special-needs pets are lucky enough to get adopted into their forever home, but they will always require life-long medical care. The Animal League will continue to provide for each of them for the rest of their lives. Although their place of residence has changed, the principles of the program remain the same. Our promise is to continue the funding and we hope you will remain committed to our life-saving program.

Have more questions? Please call our toll-free phone number at 1-877-BE-MY-PAL and speak with a Sponsor Relations Manager or email your questions to sponsor@AnimalLeague.org and we’ll be happy to respond. Thank you for your continued support!

Sasha – Forever in our hearts

Sponsor dog, Sasha, passed away peacefully on August 26th. We take a look back now, 2 months later, and honor the amazing dog she was. Her dad, Ronald, had her for almost 5 years and even though he mourns the loss of his girl, he reminisces with his wife on the wonderful times they shared together. Sasha earns the label of a strong survivor, she was born without a left kidney and had multiple urinary abnormalities. But because of her determination, she came out of surgery ready to live a joyful life – and she sure did! Ronald would take her on hikes in the mountains and let her run free on acres of beautiful land. We thank our sponsors for helping with providing her the best life possible. She was a fantastic, affectionate dog that we will forever keep in our hearts.

Sasha on the lake
Sasha on the lake
Sasha
Sasha
Sasha posing
Sasha posing

Sara – a miraculous recovery

Sara being sweet
Sara being sweet
It’s incredible how our Sponsor Pets recover from the most horrific accidents. And even though they’ve been through so much between surgeries and different treatments, they remain sweet, kind and gentle. They know the true meaning of receiving and giving love and compassion. Sponsor dog Sara was rescued from a burning house, she was left behind. Her owners didn’t come back to rescue or to even look for her. It wasn’t until the firemen came in to clear through the soot that they found this frighten dog. Sara was inflicted with burns across her body and was in need of immediate help. After being brought to Animal League America, Sara underwent several surgeries and intricate procedures along with being treated with pneumonia – due to the smoke inhalation. Sara recovered wonderfully and is still thriving 4 years later! She is in a loving home where she can run around in the yard and sprawl on the couch with her feline friend. She is gentle and loves to watch over her new human baby sister while she sleeps! SPONSOR SARA
Sara smiling
Sara smiling
Sara with her sister
Sara with her sister

Sandy

After recently moving to Long Island City her dad found a few really nice dog parks that Sandy can run and play.  She is always so popular with all of the dogs at the park. They all love to chase Sandy to the top of the rocks, her dad was able to capture the moment in a perfect photo – Sandy and friend looking out at the city buildings.  Some may agree or disagree with Sandy’s love for the New York Yankees, she too is going to miss the captain, Derek Jeter.  No matter what team you cheer for, you must admit she looks excellent in her bandana!

Sandy and friend at dog park!
Sandy and friend at dog park!
Sandy wearing her Yankee bandana!
Sandy wearing her Yankee bandana!

Karina, safe at last

Karina is an adorable Shihtzu rescued from a puppy mill in late 2013.  Karina sadly was forced to have litter after litter in terrible unhealthy conditions which resulted in her developing diabetes and becoming blind.  But her life sure changed for the better when she was brought to safety.  In just a few months she transformed into this loving, sweet dog.  It’s truly amazing.  She has a wonderful disposition and is so adorable and kind.  Her foster mom, Maria, really gave her the attention she needed – and we can tell it’s working!  Maria, her sponsors, and our veterinarian staff all make rescues like Karina’s possible. Click this video to see Karina (aka Daisy) in action!>>> Karina Visits North Shore with Buddy

karina hanging on mom
karina hanging on mom

 

Coco a.k.a Chachi – the charmer!

All of the Sponsor Pets are so sweet, approachable and love attention. Coco a.k.a Chachi, is darling. He calmy will sit on his dad’s lap while they relax and loves to play with his canine buddy, Fleetwood. We are so happy for Chachi and his new family!

Chachi Striking a Pose!
Chachi relaxing with Fleetwood!

We will miss you Sixpence – In loving memory

About a month ago we lost a very sweet Sponsor dog.  He was the oldest dog that has been in the Sponsor Program the longest.  Sixpence passed away peacefully in his home.  His mom, Barbara, was saddened when she found her beloved “6P” at rest.  Even though she mourns the loss of her delicate little buddy, she is so grateful to have had him for fourteen wonderful years.  Here are some beautiful photos that Barbara shared with us.

Sixpence celebrating his bday!
Sixpence celebrating his bday!

Alice, Angel and Arial – Watch the story of brave moms

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