I know to stayaway from the rescue scams. I found this review online -
As a former volunteer, I'll tell you the good, the bad and the ugly about North Shore.
1. There are lots of great animals up for adoption. However, I would steer clear of the puppies as I'll explain later in the post.
2. The staff is for the most part friendly and knowledgeable. This is especially true of volunteers (those in red shirts) as they are not paid to be there.
3. It is a clean facility - at least the parts the public sees.
1. The puppies on the website are not in the shelter. If North Shore was a business - and in many ways it is - it would've been fined a long time ago by the BBB for this blatant bait and switch scheme.
2. Most reputable shelters will never adopt out a pet that has not been spayed or neutered. Not North Shore. They require you to leave a $75 deposit which you will get back when you bring back your puppy/kitten. I can tell you that a large percentage of adopters never come back to get this done which of course further worsens the pet overpopulation problem. Now why would North Shore, an organization that is supposedly set up to fight this problem actually be encouraging it? Cos they don't have to refund that extra $75 of course!
3. Many long-term "problem" animals are neglected - kept in the back away from public view in small cages. Partly because they are understaffed and partly because not enough people care, these animals behaviors get worse the longer they are there.
4. There are way too many animals and not nearly enough workers/volunteers. If this was someones home, North Shore would be called the equivalent of a hoarder.
1. The president John Stevenson makes an obscene amount of money - nearly half a million a year. To put this in perspective, the top ranking executive at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary - a charity that actually has higher revenue and expenses - makes less than a third of that. This information is readily available at http://charitynavigato.... For the record, I never saw Mr. Stevenson once in my years there and I've been told by employees that he rarely makes appearances at the shelter.
2. North Shore will most likely not accept your animal if you should ever return it. Now I have little sympathy for most people that do return pets, but that said, it's almost criminal that a no-kill shelter will basically turn away their former animals and have them most likely end up in a kill shelter. Unless your dog is small, young and "cute" (e.g., not a pit bull), your dog will most likely not be accepted back after the 30-day return policy is up.
3. Conditions can be often disgusting - areas can be neglected for hours at a time resulting in animals laying in their own urine and feces. Of course this is only in areas away from public view.
4. At a recent major event, many puppies were not checked out by the vet staff before being put up for adoption. Because of this gross negligence many sick animals were adopted out and ended up passing away from the parvo virus. A large amount of the veterinary staff quit in protest.
5. Ask yourself why every other shelter does not have puppies, but North Shore seems to have an endless supply of them. There is a dark answer lurking there if you search deep enough. If you do adopt from North Shore DO NOT ADOPT A PUPPY.
So in summary, I would encourage everyone to adopt from North Shore as long as it is a kitten/cat or adult dog and NOT a puppy. I also would not donate a single cent to the organization until some serious philosophical/organizational changes are made. There are much more reputable charities out there to support.
Great food just way over priced! On food 4-5 stars on price 2 stars. I love to eat there but I need money for food for the other 6 days on the week.
I once bartered sold them some of baby african water frogs for fish food it was a great deal. I also once owned a beta from them that lived for 9 years!
Great place to hang out and have a great time. I also go there with friends for a few drinks after work.
The Doctor said something to me that was a little off, so I just left this is the second vet that I caught in a lie. I just now google anything I need to know, it is the same a a human same meds same treatment.
Yes they are a great place to get pet stuff, everyone in there is nice and know alot about fish and snakes.
I like the place and I like the pizza better. It is worth not finding parking just drive around till you get a spot.
El Che Jewelry repair in Brooklyn did a very good job for me. I am very happy with the work, service and price.
You can only burn a person once, because I will never go there again. Please do not assume everyone is a fool, I am a RN for 15 years. They are as bad as St. Francis Animal Hospital in Brooklyn. I won't type about what happened scam they ran on me, I am a better person then that, I work in the medical field this is like a auto mechanic shop! I am aware that Doctors work on commission base salary, but please don't take people as fools, I will only leave a one star review. Please watch this funny video: