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Tortorellas Help Pets Alive of Middleton

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The Tortorella Family and foundation are supporters of Pets Alive of Middletown.

Over the past three years at Pets Alive in Middletown, NY, hundreds of animals who were never given a fair chance before have been paired with forever fosters, who are able to ensure they will live out the rest of their lives happy and cared for. The animals who remain at

One of the many special animals at Pets Alive.

One of the many special animals at Pets Alive.

this “no kill” facility are given enrichment and love that will help them someday find a forever home. Pets Alive continues to rescue dogs, cats and rabbits locally and from kill shelters around the country where they are working towards becoming no-kill themselves.

Pets Alive strives to help the animals who come into its care and also provide resources to other shelters who want the same for every companion animal — a loving, caring home.

“This work would not be possible without our generous donors, like the Tortorella Foundation, whose support allows our mission to continue and thrive,” said Melissa Stone, Development Director for Pets Alive Middletown. “Their support has gone directly to the training/behavioral rehabilitation for dogs who would have little to no other option in traditional shelters. Not only have they been instrumental in bringing these special case dogs to our sanctuary but they have also financially supported the training needs of these pups.”

Lenox is a very special dog to the Tortorellas and one of the many Pets Alive success stories. His story is coming soon!

To learn more about the adoptable pets at Pets Alive Middletown, visit their website at petsalivewest.org/index.php/pets-for-adoption or click here to donate to Pets Alive of Middletown.

 

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    November 18, 2014, 3:25 am

    They don’t come meet sweeter than Clover. This young pitbull mix was found wandering the streets and ran right over to the animal control officer who found her, wagging and giving kisses! Clover loves everyone and enjoys playing with her fellow shelter dogs in the play yard here. She also LOVES belly rubs! She is
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  • Frankie is available for adoption from the SPCA of Westchester in NY.

    ADOPT ME? Frankie is a Total Love Bug!
    November 9, 2014, 8:00 pm

      Poor Frankie came to the SPCA of Westchester very skinny and with badly infected ears. As you can see, sadly, someone cropped his ears way too short in an attempt to make him look like a mean and scary dog, which ironically is the total opposite of Frankie, who is a total love bug!
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  • Smart Gaia is Very Loyal!
    October 13, 2014, 5:32 am

    Gaia is a young red pitbull/lab mix who is super loving and affectionate. She’s extremely smart and enjoys being active and playing with her toys. She LOVES going out with the shelter’s running team too! She likes most dogs but would prefer a home with no little kids. She is such a loyal companion that
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  • Lila Looks for a New Family
    October 6, 2014, 1:15 am

    Lila is about 5 or 6 years old, is crate trained and house trained. She walks very well on leash knows and all sorts of tricks/commands. Lila, nicknamed Lila Bean, is even good with basic agility! While she is very mild mannered around other dogs on leash, because Lila was extremely abused she is still
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News & Events

News & Events

  • This photo was taken by wildlife  photographer Doug Rodda, who donated several prints for the SPCA of Westchester

    Doug Rodda Contributes His Gifts!
    November 3, 2014, 3:00 pm

    Doug Rodda, wildlife photographer, contributed several prints to the SPCA of Westchester for its 2014 Top Hats and Cocktails Gala in October. This prints brought in more than $3,000 for the SPCA! The Tortorellas would like to personally thank Mr. Rodda, and his wife Sharon (who had the prints framed), for their generous contribution. For
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  • Ella Enchanted (formerly Dominique) is already gaining weight and making strides in her recovery. So far she is very loving and is warming up to people!

    “Enchanted” Dog Gets a New Name & A Fresh Start!
    October 9, 2014, 6:30 am

      The Tortorella family regularly sponsors vetting and more for dogs and cats in need of medical care, safe crates, toys, blankets and more. The month of September was no different. The Tortorellas, via the foundation, could not their backs on Dominique, an emaciated dog who was abused and was saved from a Harnett County
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  • Suruluna is located on seven acres in Hudson Valley. Pictured here are the founding dogs! (Photo courtesy of Suruluna.org)

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    Suruluna is an organization that takes the most difficult-to-place dogs — those who were destined to be euthanized or are considered “difficult to adopt” — and brings them to their facility to give them an even better chance of finding a home! Anna Cilento, the founder of Suruluna, is taking even more dogs into the
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Power Plays

  • Tortorellas Receive SPCA Award!
    November 12, 2014, 8:16 pm

    John & Christine Tortorella were honored for their work with the SPCA of Westchester at the Tops Hats and Cocktails Gala in October 2014. Click here for more information.

  • SPCA to Honor the Tortorellas
    August 5, 2014, 1:17 am

    The Tortorella’s are to receive the John W Beach Memorial Award at the SPCA of Westchester’s Top Hat and Cocktails Gala on Friday, October 17 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains, NY. According to the SPCA website, “John and Christine have funded a special program at the SPCA of Westchester to supply specific training
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  • Coach Torts Supports SPCA via National Cupcake Day
    May 16, 2014, 7:28 pm

    Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella took part in National Cupcake Day in support of the SPCA. After all the cupcakes were devoured and the money counted, $2,016 was raised in support of the SPCA. Click Here for more information.

  • ADOPT ME? Clover Couldn’t Get Any Sweeter!
    November 18, 2014, 3:25 am

    They don’t come meet sweeter than Clover. This young pitbull mix was found wandering the streets and ran right over to the animal control officer who found her, wagging and giving kisses! Clover loves everyone and enjoys playing with her fellow shelter dogs in the play yard here. She also LOVES belly rubs! She is
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  • WILLIE NELSON IS ADOPTED!
    November 12, 2014, 8:23 pm

      Many people came together to help a special dog, Willie Nelson, find a forever home. Thank you to so many people who helped save this great animal. The Tortorellas were two of many people who gave this dog a second chance, and now he has a loving home and the opportunity to be happy
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  • This photo was taken by wildlife  photographer Doug Rodda, who donated several prints for the SPCA of Westchester

    Doug Rodda Contributes His Gifts!
    November 3, 2014, 3:00 pm

    Doug Rodda, wildlife photographer, contributed several prints to the SPCA of Westchester for its 2014 Top Hats and Cocktails Gala in October. This prints brought in more than $3,000 for the SPCA! The Tortorellas would like to personally thank Mr. Rodda, and his wife Sharon (who had the prints framed), for their generous contribution. For
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  • Tortorellas Help Pets Alive of Middleton
    November 3, 2014, 6:26 am

    The Tortorella Family and foundation are supporters of Pets Alive of Middletown. Over the past three years at Pets Alive in Middletown, NY, hundreds of animals who were never given a fair chance before have been paired with forever fosters, who are able to ensure they will live out the rest of their lives happy
    Read more…

  • Tortorella Foundation Helps Find “The Way Home”
    October 17, 2014, 4:12 pm

    John and Christine Tortorella have been working with the SPCA of Westchester (in NY) on a special program called “The Way Home.” This program concentrates on training dogs that may have a harder time finding their forever homes. The goal is to decrease the length of stay at the shelter for long-term dogs (or any
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  • Benjamin Learns To Respect All Living Things – Even Bugs!
    November 25, 2013, 10:16 pm

  • Hard Work Pays Off In Tickets For Rocky
    November 10, 2013, 2:59 pm

    Tickets For Rocky was written about Christine Tortorella’s twin sisters who worked hard to earn raffle tickets to win a pony.It was adapted from a true story. Having a dream is important, but working toward that dream is what builds character, whether children achieve those dreams or not!  

  • Annie & Little One Go To Preschool In North Carolina!
    June 29, 2013, 11:29 pm

    Christine Tortorella’s niece, Kristin, visited a preschool in Apex, North Carolina and read to each of the preschool classes (2s, 3s, 4s and 5s!). The 5s class were the first class to hear Annie & Little One and was excited to share what made each of them different and special. Then, the kids stood up
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  • My True Story About Bullying
    December 9, 2012, 9:49 pm

    I am Kristin Wilson, mother of two girls (a toddler and a preschooler), and a children’s book author working through the publishing process. I was not what you would call popular in school. In elementary and middle school I suffered from acne and a number of other unfortunate issues. And I was terribly self conscious.
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  • Stubby Gets a Boo Boo!
    December 6, 2012, 11:50 am

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    November 9, 2014, 7:19 pm

    Divergent is my favorite book! I love this book because it keeps you on the edge of your seat and you can’t put it down I finished it in like 3 days it’s amazing. Divergent is the first book in its series and was written by Veronica Roth. The other two books in the series
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