North Shore Animal League America , Inc.

Rescue. Nurture. Adopt. Educate.

aka Animal League America   |   Port Washington, NY   |  www.animalleague.org

Mission

A national and international leader in the no-kill movement, North Shore Animal League America is committed to saving and rehabilitating the lives of homeless companion animals and educating the public about the joys and responsibilities of rescue. Founded in 1944, we're the largest, most comprehensive no-kill rescue and adoption organization in the world, with more than 2,000 shelter partners across the country and around the globe. Headquartered in Port Washington, N.Y., we rescue, nurture, and adopt nearly 20,000 pets annually into responsible, loving homes, plus assist in the adoptions of thousands more through our global partnerships. Over the years, we've introduced such lifesaving best practices as mobile adoption, offsite adoption, puppy mill rescue, national low-cost spay/neuter referral, humane relocation, and most recently, the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, a transformative humane education program based on social-emotional learning and the natural affinity between children and animals. Introduced in 2010, the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is strengthening the human-animal bond for more than 3,000,000 students across North America, and creating future generations of informed and empathetic adopters.

Ruling year info

1948

President & CEO

Mr. J. John Stevenson

Main address

16 Lewyt Street

Port Washington, NY 11050 USA

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EIN

11-1666852

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Veterinary Services (D40)

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Pet Rescue and Adoption

North Shore Animal League America-the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization—has saved the lives of over 1.1 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at risk of euthanasia. Through our many innovative programs, we reach across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, puppy mills, natural disasters and other emergencies and find them responsible, loving homes. As a leader in the no-kill movement, we are dedicated to promoting shelter pet adoptions; encouraging spay/neuter programs; reducing animal cruelty; ending euthanasia; and advancing the highest standards in animal welfare.

Population(s) Served

Our Pet Health Centers—comprising the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, the Don and Karen LaRocca Pet Wellness Center, and the Freed Special Recovery Center—address all aspects of pet health, from prevention to treatment. Staffed by skilled and compassionate veterinary professionals, these facilities provide high quality, affordable care for animals in need. The Lewyt Medical Center, accredited by the prestigious American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), provides comprehensive medical, diagnostic, surgical, and dental services. The LaRocca Wellness Center offers a full range of preventive care, including physical and aquatic therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling. The Freed Special Recovery Center affords comfortable isolation for animals with contagious disease, ensuring a safe environment for all. Open to all pets, the Centers support our no-kill mission to Rescue, Nurture, Adopt, and Educate.

Population(s) Served

North Shore Animal League America collaborated with Yale University’s School of the 21st Century, to develop our revolutionary humane education/social emotional learning program, the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum. Now in its tenth year, it has been adopted in more than 5,000 classroom, home, library, community, and after-school settings. The program has two goals: promoting awareness of the desirability of shelter pets, referred to as Mutt-i-grees and enhancing children’s resilience and social emotional competence. Mut-i-grees Curriculum has print and digital resources for grades PreK – Grade 12. Each session includes an educational/development objective, with hands-on activities focusing on shelter pets. Visit muttigrees.org for more information on the program and service learning opportunities for students.

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North Shore Animal League America , Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/1/2021
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Board chair

Mr. J. John Stevenson

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J. John Stevenson

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Yasuko Yamaguchi

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Donald LaRocca, Jr.

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Norma Meek

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Beth Stern

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Roger Weeks

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