When it was reported that Warren County, NY was suffering from a cat overpopulation problem in 2015, the North Shore Animal League America (NSALA) jumped into action. After launching The North Country Initiative (NCI), which emphasizes cat rescue and adoption over suffering and euthanasia, the NSALA has worked to open the new Adirondack Region Cat Rescue and Adoption Center in downtown Glens Falls.
What Is The NSALA?
The North Shore Animal League America is recognized as the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization. They are committed to rescuing, nurturing, rehabilitating, and putting rescued cats up for adoption instead of euthanasia.
Learn About The North Country Initiative
To further their efforts in Glens Falls and the rest of the North Country, the NSALA founded the North Country Initiative in 2016. This is a holistic program that aims to rescue cats and provide them with new homes. Many of the rescued cats come from difficult situations, such as homelessness and neglect, and they are helped via the following services and programs:
- Vaccination to prevent fatal diseases
- Treatment for illness or injuries
- Spaying and neutering
- Behavior rehabilitation
To date, the initiative has helped to save the lives of nearly 800 felines in the area.
Visit The New Cat Adoption Center
Located at 115 Maple Street in downtown Glens Falls, the Adirondack Region Cat Rescue and Adoption Center is the NSALA’s new facility in the North Country. The building’s adoption area (cozy waiting room and five cat habitats) can house up to 20 felines, and the 4,300-square-foot facility can accommodate up to 50 felines.
If you’d like to adopt a rescue cat or kitten, then stop by on Wednesday through Saturday, from 12pm-6pm. The adoption area has glass viewing doors where you can watch the cats play, and then you can step inside to meet the cats up close.
If you aren’t ready to adopt, the NSALA is always looking for volunteers and donations as well.