L.I. Animal League Hosts Annual Adopt-A-Thon

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North Shore Animal League Adoptathon

The North Shore Animal League started its annual 36-hour adoptathon on Saturday. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – More than 800 animals are up for adoption this weekend at a Long Island adopt-a-thon.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

The North Shore Animal League in Port Washington is having its annual pet adopt-a-thon for 36 hours straight.

“We have 883 adorable dogs and cats. Pure breeds, mutt-i-grees, everything,” spokesperson Joanne Yohannon said.

They are there for a long stretch—hoping that hundreds of animals find loving homes.
Yohannon said it’s especially important that the adopt-a-thon is successful this year.

“As you know there have been tornados in Alabama and some of the shelters we have worked have asked us to come and rescue animals,” Yohannon said. “But in order to do that we have to open up some space here.”

Amy Crighton found a wolfhound.

“They’re very, very friendly. They’re great with children,” she said. “They’ll be couch potatoes if you want them to be.”

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