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Shelter Connections

Long Island Students Celebrate CATober 9th at North Shore Animal League America

Earlier this month, thirty students from Weber Middle School in Port Washington, NY and MercyFirst in Syosset, NY joined North Shore Animal League America in celebrating CATober 9th, the universal birthday for all shelter and rescue cats and kittens. The students gathered feline goods to donate to NSALA and also went behind the scenes at the shelter to see how much work is involved to find these Mutt-i-grees safe, loving homes. At the end of the day, everyone celebrated by singing 'Happy Birthday' to the cats and enjoying birthday cupcakes. Sounds like a purr-fect party to us!

Students’ Bracelet Business Helps Mutt-i-grees

Meet Anna and Gracie Lee - they are sisters from Van Buren County, Arkansas who have been involved in Mutt-i-grees for four years. All the profits from their bracelet business go to support their local animal shelter. What a fantastic way to help animals in your community! To see more ideas for ways to help shelters and rescue groups in your area, please visit

Compassionate Brothers Receive Humane Hero Award

In a special ceremony at the 70th anniversary Fall Festival at Citi Field on Saturday, October 18, 2014, North Shore Animal League America was honored to present brothers Ramon and Joel Quinones with the Humane Hero Award for their heroic actions toward saving the life of Quattro the cat. On May 7, in Paterson, NJ, a group of children brutally beat Quattro, a stray cat, with bricks, stones, and sticks. The assault only ended when Ramon and Joel stepped in, chasing the gang away while protecting Quattro.

Paws for a Cause: A Car Wash with a Purpose

Students from Lacey Monroe’s 6th grade Mutt-i-grees class in Bee Branch, AR organized a car wash on Saturday, September 20th, 2014, to benefit their local animal shelter. The event, organized solely by the four students (with the help of Ms. Monroe and their parents), raised $260 for Van Buren County Animal Shelter. We salute these four students for taking action on behalf of Mutt-i-grees!