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The Tortorella Family Helps Aid Adoptions/Fosters

booker1Booker, pictured above, was one of many animals housed at Westchester Humane Society.
The Tortorella family, as a part of providing support for rescue foster and adoption efforts, provided the fenced in area for Booker, Phee, Dreidel and many fosters being cared for by this family, so they could get more training and exercise.

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The Tortorella Family

News & Events

News & Events

  • Above is a sample illustration from author Michelle Gilman

    What Grandma Built – By Michelle Gilman
    May 16, 2014, 11:07 pm

    Michelle Gilman is a first-time author and has just released her first book, What Grandma Built. Gilman, who was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has a Masters in Education, specializing in Special Education. A mother of two children and an admired aunt to many nieces and nephews, Ms Gilman wrote her book based on a conversation she had with
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  • Tortorella Family Supports SALI’S Farm for At-Risk Children and Rescued Animals!
    January 10, 2014, 3:06 am

    The Tortorella family, since relocating to the West coast, has found a wonderful organization called SALI’s Farm (Semiahmoo Animal League Inc.) that they have chosen to support. The farm is located in Surrey, British Columbia. SALI’s Farm has multiple programs, one that brings together rescued animals and at-risk children, and together they show each other
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  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation
    September 12, 2012, 7:05 pm

    NYRanger Coach John Tortorella promised $500.00 a win for the 2010/11 NHL season to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  Brittany and Dominick Tortorella presented a check for $22,500 to Colonel John Carney, and his wife, Cindy, and families of SOW who attended the check presentation at a Rangers game in December, in behalf of The
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Power Plays

  • 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/

  • Tortorella Returns to NY, Visits 12-Year-Old Liam
    January 10, 2014, 12:29 am

    Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella bonded with Liam Traynor (12) when Torts coached for the New York Rangers. When coach returned to New York to play the Rangers, he reunited with Liam, who has cerebral palsy. Click here to learn more about their visit.

  • Love Pit Bulls? So do we! Check out These Vicious Animals *wink*
    July 12, 2014, 12:32 pm

    We recently came across this link with photos to help dispel the stereotype that pit bulls are dangerous and vicious. We couldn’t help but want to share. Click here to see the rest of these wonderful pictures — as this is how we know pit bulls too!

  • Sasha Needs a Furrr-Ever Home!
    June 14, 2014, 3:12 pm

    Sasha needs a forever home, and she’s wonderful with most dogs. She is one of the many dogs who stole the Tortorellas’ hearts in Westchester, NY.  You can find out more about Sasha or click here if you may be interested in adopting Sasha or another dog from the SPCA of Westchester County. This beautiful,
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  • Jr Lightning Girls visit Southeastern Guide Dogs
    May 2, 2014, 7:17 pm

    The Jr. Lightning Girls Hockey Team continues its volunteer efforts and education by spending the day at  Southeastern Guide Dogs. The girls made chew toys and treats before their visit. It’s tough to say who had more fun — the girls or the dogs.

  • Sherman Needs a Good Home!
    January 3, 2014, 2:51 am

    Sherman’s best friends, Shelby, Destiny and Cinnamon, have all been adopted, and this sweet dog needs a forever home, too! Sherman, who is about 4-years-old, is a neutered, mix-breed dog. He loves to fetch and take long walks, but he likes to snuggle, too! He’s a happy dog who’s up for just about anything –
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  • Jr. Lightning Girls Donate to the Humane Society
    April 17, 2013, 6:08 pm

    Inspired by the Tortorella’s love of animals in need the Tampa Bay Jr. Lightning Girls U14 Hockey team spent a day giving back to a local animal shelter, The Humane Society of Tampa Bay! The girls made homemade dog treats and no-sew cat blankets. Making cat blankets! Making homemade doggie treats! They collected donations through
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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

  • 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
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