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Sheltering of Homeless Animals

North Country Animal League is a limited-access, 501(c)3 nonprofit shelter providing a safe temporary home for nearly 600 dogs and cats each year. We do not euthanize animals to make room for others, and are 100% committed to finding loving homes for each one of the animals in our care.

The animals that come to NCAL are found as local strays, are surrendered to us, seized in cruelty cases, or transferred to our facility from rescue organizations all over the country who save them from puppy mills or high-kill shelters.

Once an animal arrives at NCAL, they are spayed or neutered, vaccinated for distemper and rabies, dewormed, given flea preventative, heartworm preventative, bathed, microchipped, and receive any necessary medical care. Each animal is provided with a spacious, clean living environment, comfortable bedding, regular exercise, and a healthy diet. Our experienced staff provides each animal with lots of loving care, socialization, enrichment, and ensures that all of their needs are met during their time in our shelter.


Come find your next best friend!

To date, North Country Animal League has taken in, cared for, and found homes for over 11,000 homeless animals. Connecting humans with animals is what we do best - whether it be through adoptions, education and outreach, or volunteer opportunities. We created this video to show you what you can expect when you come to NCAL to find your next best friend!