A cool article from when I worked as a Veterinary Technician at the North Shore Animal league on America. It is the largest no kill shelter in the world.

“She was the first one I saw,” said Pogozeski. “I just fell in love with her.” Kelli was one of hundreds of hopeful adopters who lined up at North Shore Animal League in Port Washington last Friday in hopes of bringing home a cuddly canine.

“We saw on Channel 12 how these dogs were rescued from Virginia and would be ready for adoption today,” said Pogozeski. “We came last night at 9 p.m. and camped out with hot chocolate, pillows and blankets. We were ninth in line.” The doors opened at 10 a.m. the next morning.

Earlier this year, The Humane Society of the United States conducted a five-month investigation into a puppy mill in Hillsville, VA, and, as a result, local officials were able to shut the mill down. According to North Shore Animal League Vice President of Operations Joanne Yohannan, it was quite possibly the largest puppy mill in the state of Virginia, housing more than 1,100 animals – and it was the largest supplier of animals to pet stores in that area.

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