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Leer Los Libros en Español! — Hear Annie & Little One in Spanish!

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Hey Kids! Would you like to read a free online book and hear it in Spanish?

Annie & Little One and Do Bugs Have Belly Buttons? are both available to be heard in Spanish for free on our new page — click here to hear it now!

Tickets for Rocky & Hey Coach! are also being translated and will be available soon! In the meantime, click on the link above for the Spanish translation, a reading, of Annie & Little One and/or Do Bugs Have Belly Buttons?

 

 

 

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  • Brenda, pictured, is available for adoption at the SPCA of Westchester in NY.

    Brenda the Petite Pit Loves to Fetch & Tug!
    September 29, 2014, 1:36 am

        Brenda is a 5-year-old petite pit mix who is a blast to play with and even more fun to cuddle with. She’s a champ at fetch and tug, a great runner, and a superstar snuggler. She’s so good with people, she’s training with our Golden Outreach program to become a therapy dog. She
    Read more…

  • Oscar is available for adoption from the SPCA of Westchester.

    Oscar “Wiggle Butt” LOVES Kids
    September 26, 2014, 7:30 pm

      Oscar is a 3 year old hound mix who came in as a stray. He is a total love! He is great with everyone he meets, including kids, and is part of the SPCA running team. He loves his outings and is so well behaved and good on his leash. He is a total
    Read more…

  • Dixie is available for adoption at the SPCA of Westchester, NY.

    Katrina Victim, Dixie, Still Looking for a Family!
    September 21, 2014, 7:15 pm

        Dixie is a 9 year old pointer/terrier mix rescued during Hurricane Katrina and transported to the SPCA. She was adopted and lived in a home for 6 years until her owners could no longer care for her. She’s an easy, laid back companion who just likes to spend time with her people. She
    Read more…

  • Adopt Me? Gentle Russell Will Work for Attention!
    August 26, 2014, 1:08 am

    Russell is a gentle, loving and handsome older gentleman. He is currently earning his “keep” by “working” as an assistant to the Cottage staff at the SPCA of Westchester (NY). Russell likes to help when he can (or when he is not napping, daydreaming, eating, relaxing, etc). Russell keeps the staff company because his eyesight
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News & Events

News & Events

  • Leer Los Libros en Español! — Hear Annie & Little One in Spanish!
    September 29, 2014, 2:52 am

    Hey Kids! Would you like to read a free online book and hear it in Spanish? Annie & Little One and Do Bugs Have Belly Buttons? are both available to be heard in Spanish for free on our new page — click here to hear it now! Tickets for Rocky & Hey Coach! are also being
    Read more…

  • Tortorella Foundations Continues Support of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
    September 8, 2014, 2:28 pm

    The Special Operations Warrior Foundation has been caring for the families of fallen and wounded special operations forces since 1980. In 2013, 27 Special Operators lost their lives, and 73 were severely wounded in combat, medically evacuated and hospitalized in the U.S. The Tortorella Foundation continues its support of the SOWF, which helps provide college
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  • Chase and Badger met for the first time at SALI

    Tortorella Foundation Continues Support of Sali’s Farm
    August 1, 2014, 7:49 pm

    The Tortorella Foundation continues to support Sali’s Farm by helping the organization pay for jackets and supplies to its campers and to help with the expenses associated with their first rescue horse, Badger, and their newest rescue horse, Chase!

Power Plays

  • 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.

  • Coach Talks To Jane Velez-Mitchell About Dog Walk
    January 10, 2014, 2:20 am

    New York Rangers coach John Tortorella was a guest on HLN withJane Velez-Mitchell discussing the very first John Tortorella NYC Dog Walk sponsored by MSG and the New York Rangers. http://vegetarianstar.com/tag/john-tortorella/

  • Brenda, pictured, is available for adoption at the SPCA of Westchester in NY.

    Brenda the Petite Pit Loves to Fetch & Tug!
    September 29, 2014, 1:36 am

        Brenda is a 5-year-old petite pit mix who is a blast to play with and even more fun to cuddle with. She’s a champ at fetch and tug, a great runner, and a superstar snuggler. She’s so good with people, she’s training with our Golden Outreach program to become a therapy dog. She
    Read more…

  • Oscar is available for adoption from the SPCA of Westchester.

    Oscar “Wiggle Butt” LOVES Kids
    September 26, 2014, 7:30 pm

      Oscar is a 3 year old hound mix who came in as a stray. He is a total love! He is great with everyone he meets, including kids, and is part of the SPCA running team. He loves his outings and is so well behaved and good on his leash. He is a total
    Read more…

  • Dixie is available for adoption at the SPCA of Westchester, NY.

    Katrina Victim, Dixie, Still Looking for a Family!
    September 21, 2014, 7:15 pm

        Dixie is a 9 year old pointer/terrier mix rescued during Hurricane Katrina and transported to the SPCA. She was adopted and lived in a home for 6 years until her owners could no longer care for her. She’s an easy, laid back companion who just likes to spend time with her people. She
    Read more…

  • HAPPY TAILS! Norman Fetches a New Family
    September 8, 2014, 10:41 am

    Norman was with the SPCA of Westchester for almost 2 years. He was a high-energy dog so he needed a patient, strong owner who would continue his training. The staff and volunteers worked very hard with him. If they hadn’t, who knows what would have happened because he was all over the place and would
    Read more…

  • Adopt Me? Gentle Russell Will Work for Attention!
    August 26, 2014, 1:08 am

    Russell is a gentle, loving and handsome older gentleman. He is currently earning his “keep” by “working” as an assistant to the Cottage staff at the SPCA of Westchester (NY). Russell likes to help when he can (or when he is not napping, daydreaming, eating, relaxing, etc). Russell keeps the staff company because his eyesight
    Read more…

  • 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

  • THROUGH LILY’S EYES: You Gotta Read Belly Up!
    July 14, 2014, 2:02 pm

      One of the funniest books I have read recently is called Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs. Belly Up is about a dead hippo. Okay I know what you’re thinking, what is so funny about a dead hippo? Well … even though it sounds unusual don’t judge a book by its cover. There is a
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