Animal Defense League Overview
Through this program, ADL is able to bring in ill or injured animals and treat them medically and/or surgically. At another area shelter, these animals would no doubt be euthanized but have another chance at life through this program.
In 2009, ADL was able to treat nearly 2,000 animals ... animals who would otherwise be in pain or crippled and surely would die and horrible death on the streets or in abusive homes. Because of the espertise of our veterinarian, many of these animals can have orthopedic surgery, which allows them to have a healthy and active life.
This is an ongoing program made possible through the generosity of donors and foundations. Started in 2005, the Animals in Crisis Program has helped thousands of animals in our community.
Chartered in 1934, the Animal Defense League is a "no-kill," nonprofit organization dedicated to enhyancing the quality of life for agbandoned and abused dogs and cats by providing shelter, medical care, food and safety. While maintaining a healthy and loving facility, the League consistently works to find the best possible home for each resident animal.
Support by voluntary contributions and directed by a volunteer board, the League provides programs and services which strengthen the bond between animals and people. Through grassroots advocacy, education, legal intervention and rescue, the organization is the leading voice for dogs and cats.
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Anna-Laura Howell Block
The Animal Defense League is the greatest no-kill shelter on the planet! Not only have I adopted dogs and cats, I have also fostered kittens. ADL champions the animals that needs forever homes. Many of the animals have been abandoned or abused. Not only can you visit the ADL for your next best ... more »
I have volunteered at the ADL for five years. I must say that over these years...the wonderful place keeps getting better and better! The commitment to helping our community care for abandoned, lost, discarded, and ill dogs, cats, puppies and kitties is so amazing. This no-kill shelter takes in and... more »
I volunteer at the Animal Defense League as often as I can, as ADL really makes a difference in our community by being one of the only alternatives for neglected, abandoned or injured cats and dogs. The hospital and their staff are amazing and truly show these animals kindness and love, besides all... more »