North Shore Animal League — Terrible service!
NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE- STATES THEY ARE A NO KILL SHELTER... Though this statement may be true, they don't tell you that they have outside companies that do! Meaning you think you're making the right choice by selecting them- The truth is... You drop off your unwanted pet for whatever reason,you pay them a fee if animal is not spayed or neutered hoping as you believe someone will come rescue your pet & give a more loving home you could provide. You leave, you don't think twice about how pet is, thinking hey you sent to a "Non-kill shelter" but guess what?? The truth is they have other companies they give your unwanted cats/dogs to... get this not only do they destroy animals, they also send out for lavatory testing!!! Yes you heard right!! How do I know this: I adopted 2 beautiful cats, I loved them with all my heart... Every day & night they were by my side. I married the man I was involved with... we adopted these cats together. As time went by he's become more & more jealous of these 2 cats. He was a shift worker when he came in the morning the cats raced to the door to greet him them run to mom's side. Yes these cats were ALWAYS in my lap or around me. He grew more & more upset about the cats getting so much attention, it's annoying how they seem to be around you only when I'm home he'd say... I stated they are always around me,whether or not you're here. Well to think these 2 cats were the evil of the house... he made me feel guilty... after weeks went by I thought he'd relax, but things got worse he wanted me to get rid of them. I was 18-19yrs old I refused to just send to a shelter, As I knew they destroyed them. he called North Shore they assured us they don't destroy. Ok, I took both cats to be "adopted together" as I pulled up... I couldn't do it! I went back home... a few weeks went by again I HAD TO GET THEM HOMES as he said & I tried, but the only help I thought was ok was NOrth Shore, We went they charged me a fee for both (NO PROBLEM AS LONG THEY ARE ALIVE) the little boy was more due to not neutered yet. It was a Friday afternoon, they examined both cats asked if healthy, I gave health records, i stood crying my eyes out, they assured me they will be adopted together & i"ll receive notice when adopted. I thought great. We left :( Saturday morning I couldn't handle it I wanted my cats back! I called & called finally i got someone to talk to me, someone to check on the cats. I had the paperwork from them for drop off. the person on the phone said there's no cats here fitting those descriptions, I said I dropped them off yesterday afternoon they were in same cage one female,one male to be adopted together,she put me on hold. Again she came back ma'am there no cats here with your information you never dropped them off here. "There's no records of those cats coming in or out of here" I became irate/upset drove the 1hour and 1/2... my cats weren't there... they were gone! No one would listen to me... I spent day after day making calls crying my heart out... to find out YES THEY DON'T KILL THERE>>>>BUT THEY SEND OUT TO BE DESTROYED>> WORST YET THEY SEND HEALTHY ANIMALS FOR LABORATORY TESTING!!! Meaning my cats were either destroyed or tormented... IF I ONLY KNEW THIS BEFORE!!!
I've been divorced from this man for over 18 years & still I can't forget the horror of knowing my cats who I saved from the streets... I sent them to hell! PLEASE DON'T LET THIS BE YOU!! FIND A LOVING HOME FOR YOUR PET!! IF THE ANIMAL IS VICIOUS THATS ONE THING BUT PLEASE PLEASE... THINK TWICE ABOUT USING NORTH SHORE. I'll never forget this experience & to think I've donated to this Hell hole!