Take a look! Inside are Fall Safety Tips, Upcoming Events, Fosters, Feral Cat Day, Halloween Safety Tips, and Fundraisers!
The Animal Adoption League (AAL) is a 501(c)3 non-profit group organized in 1992 by a group of caring individuals. The mission of the Animal Adoption League (AAL) is to provide veterinary care and temporary-to-permanent housing for homeless and rescued animals; to provide the best adoptive situation and outlet for the permanent placement of these animals; to educate the general public in the importance of reducing pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs along with the care and overall welfare of animals; and to work towards the ultimate goal of compassionate, humane treatment for all.
Our Purpose
1. To provide veterinary care and temporary housing for dogs and cats as an alternative to the shelter
2. To protect animals from neglect, abuse and cruelty:
 a- To assist animal control agencies in the investigation of neglect, abuse and cruelty cases.
 b- To cooperate with law enforcement agencies as their activities relate to animals
3. To establish or assist in the development of an effective spay & neuter program.
4. To maintain an effective adoption program to include follow up
5. To study and promote changes in county and municipal animal laws and / or ordinances.
6. To educate the general public regarding their responsibility in the humane care of animals.

Holiday Wreaths

Celebrate the holidays and help Animal Adoption League!
Animal Adoption League has once again partnered with Winter Woods, Inc. to offer beautiful wreaths delivered straight to your door from the woods of Wisconsin!
All orders must be received by November 15th !
Cost is $42 per wreath which is delivered right to your door step Thanksgiving weekend. Or have it delivered to someone else.
This 24 inch wreath, hand-crafted from fresh balsam fir boughs, includes 3 pine cone clusters and a large red velour bow. It would make a festive addition to your home, office or those of your friends and family.
Purchase one for your:
*neighbor, parent, hairdresser, nail salon, relatives in another state, best friend, office door, boss, co-workers, teacher, just about ANYONE!
**A note will be enclosed with each wreath to indicate that your gift supports Animal Adoption League’s efforts to help homeless pets.**
These wreaths last a long time. Cared for properly, and it can last through February!!!

Please click on "Shop Now" Below to place your order TODAY!
Adoption Event
AAL will be at Waverly Shopping Center on Providence Rd. in Charlotte this Saturday, 10/6/18 from 12noon-3pm!
Come out and get some kitten cuddles with some of our fosters looking for their forever homes.

Meet: Angel, Bacardi, Betty, Brutus, Didi, Edna, Harry & Sally, Janet, Kyra, Mai Tai, Montego, Mystique, Reba, Shandy, Sherry, Simba, Suzy Quatro and Zee!
To see their profiles CLICK HERE.
Celebrating 26 Years of RESCUE
Come see this inspirational event
AAL continues it's annual LOVELIGHT tradition for it's 26th year. Celebrate loved ones, pets, events. Purchase a LoveLight for $5 each to honor someone special, or in memory of a special person or pet in your life. Come for some free hot cider and treats and great conversation. The money raised will go to help the welfare and health of cats and dogs in need. Add $2 for an acknowledgement card.

December 1, 2018 starting at dusk until 8:30pm.

Lakeview Acres pond located on Celanese Road / 161 – Exit 82C off I-77 in Rock Hill, SC.
Click here to order yours today, or come out and order that night!
The  ASPCA  warns pet owners to be sensitive this time of year even though the weather is perfect. We all welcome the cooler weather, and here are some things to look out for and to avoid:
1. Mice - the cooler weather brings them indoors. If you use this kind of poison to get rid of rodents, please beware of rodenticides which is highly toxic and can be fatal to your pets.
2. Back to School - when kids are going back to school, keep crayons, markers, glue sticks, etc out of reach of pets. While it may not necessarily be fatal, ingestion will cause stomach upset and a trip to the vet.
3. Mushrooms - while most are non toxic, it is hard to tell which ones are. Walk the yard and get rid of them to avoid ingestion. You can call the Animal Poison Control if you are not sure.
4. Hydrate - since the weather is nicer and everyone is outside hiking, walking, or playing, don't forget to have plenty of water for your pet!
5. Snakes - piled up leaves may draw snakes looking to hibernate and an unlucky dog might get bitten. Rake up the leaves to avoid this danger.
It's Time for Pumpkin Everything!!
It's time for pumpkin everything! So while you are enjoying your Pumpkin Spice Latte, why not give your pet a little pumpkin treat? Did you know that feeding small amounts of canned pumpkin when your cat or dog has constipation or diarrhea can help put their digestive tract back on track? Adding canned pumpkin to their diet may prevent digestive problems from occurring in the first place. Add only a small amount of pumpkin: A teaspoon or 2 will have the desired effect in cats and small dogs, while as little as a tablespoon of pumpkin will be sufficient for most medium-size and large dogs. Dogs that weigh more than 35 pounds may need up to 5 tablespoons of pumpkin before you see results. Have a cat or dog that needs to lose a few pounds, add a little canned pumpkin to their diet to reduce the calorie intake. The fiber in the pumpkin makes them feel full and happy. Plain Pureed pumpkin is best, NOT the pumpkin pie seasoned kind.
Halloween Safety Tips We Cannot Ignore!

Halloween is tons of fun for children and families. However, for our 4 legged friends, it can be the scariest time of the year for them. Polly, on the right as a dragon, says to keep these 10 Halloween safety tips in mind:
1. Trick or Treat Candies are not for pets. Any kind of candy, especially chocolate can be toxic. It can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and seizures.
2. Do not leave your pets out in the yard while you go trick or treating. Pranksters like to tease, injure, or steal pets. Yes inexcusable, but preventable.
3. Keep your pets confined or away from the door. People coming to the door in scary monster costumes can be very stressful. Dogs can be very aggressive trying to protect their territory from the 'monsters'.
4. Keep your outdoor cats inside a few days before and a few days after. Especially the black cats.  Again, pranksters use black cats for cruelty related incidents.
5. Keep Pumpkins and corn out of reach. Although non toxic, ingested in large quantities can cause stomach upset.
6. Keep pumpkins with candles in them away from your pets. If they accidentally get excited, they make knock them over causing a fire.
7. Keep wires and electric cords out of reach. It is tempting to chew on which will cause electric shock.
8. Do not dress your pet in a Halloween costume unless you absolutely know they will love it. If you do, be sure it is not constricting, it isn't annoying, it is safe, and they still have ability to meow, bark, and breathe.
9. Try on the costume the night before. Sometimes, it is okay to go with just a festive bandanna.
10. Most importantly, Show your ID! Please be sure your pets have their identification including your contact information in case they do get spooked and they happen to escape.
Cold Weather is Coming 
Please remember to bang on your hoods of your car in the AM. You will save the life of a cat AND your car AND MONEY!
PLEASE bring them indoors. Just because they have fur doesn't mean they are warm!
There are MANY ways you can help! We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and every donation counts! To coordinate a donation, please send an email to mynextpet@yahoo.com
~ Dog and Cat Food   
~ Dog and Cat Beds~ Clumping Kitty Liter 
~ Food and Water Dishes
~ Towels           
~ Crates and Kennels
~ Networking                
~ Foster homes
Donate thru PAYPAL, click  here
Communities benefits from feral cats include reduction of the rodent population. This helps in decreasing the spread of diseases that mice carry like the bubonic plague that killed millions in Europe. Feral cats vaccinated against rabies also act as a buffer between the wildlife and people. Individuals who take care of feral cats are sometimes older and find purpose in caring for a colony. Lastly, implementing a TNR program in a colony creates opportunities for outreach and education, heightening awareness of euthanasia rates and keeping unwanted kittens from already over-crowded shelters. Click here for more.
Want to help? Make shelters (like below) and donate them to the local shelter. Volunteers will place them in colonies to help shelter cats survive the winter weather coming soon. These make great projects for families, girls scouts, boy scouts, and high school students looking for community service hours. Food donations are always appreciated in local rescues to help feed feral cats too!