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North Shore Animal League America, headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. Since 1944, its mission has been saving the lives of pets through adoption, rescue, spay/neuter, and advocacy initiatives.

Every year, the Animal League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture, and adopt approximately 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes. To date, the Animal League has placed close to one million puppies, kittens, cats, and dogs into carefully screened homes.

The Animal League is also home to the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, which provides 24-hour care for the pets sheltered at the Animal League. Every year the medical center takes care of more than 10,000 outpatient visits, administers more than 15,000 vaccinations, and performs over 11,000 free spay/neuter procedures for every adopted animal, preventing over 132 million potentially unwanted litters.

Learn more at www.nsalamerica.org