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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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News & Events

News & Events

  • 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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  • Children’s Village Fundraiser A Success!!
    September 11, 2012, 6:24 pm

    Christine Tortorella enjoyed the opportunity to work at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, NY with 12 young boys and their mentors, as they prepared to perform at the annual fundraiser in May. The dinner gala hosted over 400 people and featured the boys art work, as they sang “Choose Your Stone,” written by Christine for
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Power Plays

  • 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.

  • Tortorella attends his first Dice and Ice Gala
    December 20, 2013, 9:01 pm

    Canucks coach John Tortorella and his wife, Christine, attended their first Dice and Ice Gala benefitting Alex Mitchell’s Canucks for Kids Fund that supports many local children’s charities. See more at: Canucks coach John Tortorella attended his first Dice and Ice Gala benefitting Alex Mitchell’s Canucks for Kids Fund that supports many local children’s charities.
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  • 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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  • Shelby Was Adopted!
    March 21, 2013, 12:48 am

    Stay tuned for more information about Shelby, who was recently adopted and is in a happy home. But there are still more wonderful animals who need new homes. Please consider one of these special, loving creatures if you are looking for a dog or a cat. Shelby, a 3-year old American Staffordshire Terrier mix, is
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  • Dog Run Allows Leila To Play Outside!
    December 11, 2012, 8:04 pm

    Leila is nearly 1 year old but spent the first four or five months of her life tied up to a boiler in the basement of a home in Queens, NY. A few months ago, she came to live at the Westchester Humane Society.  This summer, The Tortorella Family Foundation gave WHS a grant, which
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  • September 9, 2012: The first annual NY Rangers Dog Walk is held in Riverside Park in New York City. It benefits the Humane Society of Westchester.

    Photo Gallery from the 2012 NY Rangers Dog Walk
    December 10, 2012, 7:05 pm


  • 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

  • Parent Book Review: Where the Wild Things Are
    April 17, 2014, 7:44 pm

    Of course, very few people out there don’t know the book Where the Wild Things Are, but I don’t think that means it’s not worth repeating: This book is phenomenal! My 4-year-old daughter, who has almost no reading experience (other than what mommy reads to her), can recite this book cover to cover. My 3-year-old is
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