To celebrate national dog day (August 26th) we are having a week long fundraiser on behalf of the North Country Animal League! From August 23rd to the 30th we will have a donation center set up. Bring in a donation from the wish list below for North Country Animal League and receive 15% off your purchase with us! We will also be accepting monetary donations.
Below is a wish list of what is currently needed by the shelter:
– Gift cars to Pet Food Warehouse
-Dog & cat food (wet or dry)
-Chew toys for dogs, scratch toys for cats
-Trash bags (15 & 30 gallon)
-Kuranda Cat beds
-Liquid hand soap
-MOBIL gas cards
For a complete wish list you can visit https://www.ncal.com/get-involved
Not in town but want to make a difference? Consider donating to their very special shelter dog, Alexander, through the following link https://www.gofundme.com/f/alexandermedicalfund
North country animal league is located just north of Stowe in Morrisville, Vermont. The begininngs of NCAL started when Hyde Park, VT, resident Jan Gordon Stangel became acutely aware of an animal welfare problem when she volunteered to walk the stray, unclaimed, and unwanted animals at Lamoille County’s holding kennels. Each animal, Jan learned, was given food and shelter for a period of time assigned by each town; any animal unclaimed or unadopted at the end of that proscribed time period was euthanized. Week after week the heartbreaking realization that lives were being extinguished inspired Jan to use her own funds to establish Lamoille County Adoption Service (LCAS), a private enterprise with the goal of ensuring that no unwanted animals would ever again be euthanized for lack of an organization dedicated to finding new homes. In its first three years of operation new homes were found for 150 companion animals – many of those adopters became LCAS’s original volunteers and they gave generously of their personal time and financial resources. As the number of animals requiring rescue increased, it was apparent that the time had come to launch a non-profit 501(c)(3) state registered humane society.
By 1994 Lamoille County Humane Society (LCHS) was created and a Board of Trustees assumed its governance. During the first three years as a non-profit registered humane society, nearly 400 more animals were adopted – a greater than 150% increase over Jan’s original adoption service – giving credence to the need for a safety net for innocent animals in Northern Vermont.
In 1996 the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the organization to North Country Animal League (NCAL) – a name that more accurately reflected the geographical and philosophical scope of everyone involved. NCAL is the only advocate center for animal welfare in our community and for many other surrounding towns with no service. In 1999 the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to make NCAL a limited-access facility – no animal in its care would ever again be euthanized to make room for another.
By 2002 the reality that the leased location of the previous ten years could no longer meet the needs of the ever-increasing number of animals that required temporary shelter, nor could it accommodate what is required to ensure the well being of the animals being housed or the hundreds of dedicated adult and children volunteers, North Country Animal League launched a $1.629 million campaign for the construction of an animal shelter in Morrisville, Vermont, to provide a safe haven for the rescued animals and their caregivers. Proudly, in 2003 the new shelter is opened in April.
North Country Animal League is a pillar in our community for animal welfare, adoptions, education & outreach, and sheltering of homeless animals. We hope you will join us in participating in our donation drive and receive 15% off your purchase August 23rd to the 30th.