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Tortorella Foundation Continues Support of Sali’s Farm

Chase and Badger met for the first time at SALI'S FARM and was captured on camera.

Chase and Badger met for the first time at SALI’S FARM and was captured on camera.

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!
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  • Dixie is a pointer/pitbull mix who loves to cuddle, run, play and chill out!

    Adopt Me? Dixie is a Champion Cuddler!!
    August 19, 2014, 1:00 am

    Dixie is a 9-year-old pitbull/pointer mix rescued during Hurricane Katrina and transported to the SPCA of Westchester (NY). 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 likes
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  • ADOPT ME? – Happy-Go-”Lucky” Pitty Is Ready For a Home!
    August 12, 2014, 12:23 am

    Lucky is a very special dog. He came to the SPCA of Westchester, NY from the another shelter that had closed down, and prior to that, his family lost their home in a fire. Since arriving at the SPCA, Lucky (a 4-year-old pit bull mix) has gone from a rather shy, reserved dog to a
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  • ADOPT ME? — Am I The SherMAN For You?
    August 5, 2014, 5:40 pm

    Sherman is simply the man … he is the stud on the SPCA of Westchester campus! The beautiful 5 year old pitbull mix was recently transferred to our shelter from another local shelter. Sherman is an active guy, energetic and loves playing with toys! He seems to like everyone he meets and is just an
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News & Events

News & Events

  • 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!

  • 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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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/

  • Dixie is a pointer/pitbull mix who loves to cuddle, run, play and chill out!

    Adopt Me? Dixie is a Champion Cuddler!!
    August 19, 2014, 1:00 am

    Dixie is a 9-year-old pitbull/pointer mix rescued during Hurricane Katrina and transported to the SPCA of Westchester (NY). 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 likes
    Read more…

  • ADOPT ME? – Happy-Go-”Lucky” Pitty Is Ready For a Home!
    August 12, 2014, 12:23 am

    Lucky is a very special dog. He came to the SPCA of Westchester, NY from the another shelter that had closed down, and prior to that, his family lost their home in a fire. Since arriving at the SPCA, Lucky (a 4-year-old pit bull mix) has gone from a rather shy, reserved dog to a
    Read more…

  • Happy Tails! Ulysses Found Happiness Riding Shotgun!
    August 11, 2014, 1:24 am

  • ADOPT ME? — Am I The SherMAN For You?
    August 5, 2014, 5:40 pm

    Sherman is simply the man … he is the stud on the SPCA of Westchester campus! The beautiful 5 year old pitbull mix was recently transferred to our shelter from another local shelter. Sherman is an active guy, energetic and loves playing with toys! He seems to like everyone he meets and is just an
    Read more…

  • HAPPY TAILS! – Homeless Jessie becomes Christmas Pup
    August 5, 2014, 12:33 am

    Jessie was a 6-month old pitbull puppy who was found wondering the streets with his mom at end of 2013 in the cold and snow. Both were brought to the SPCA as strays and never claimed. This sad “tail” has a HAPPY ENDING! Jessie, now known as Mickey to his family, was adopted around Christmas
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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 a
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