PR Newswire - On Wednesday, March 6, North Shore Animal League America will launch its 13th annual Tour for Life, a national cooperative life-saving adoption event.
From early March through mid-May, four Animal League Mobile Rescue and Adoption Units will travel more than 15,000 miles, across the country, to 51 cities in 27 states plus Washington, D.C., to reinforce the importance of adoption and familiarize communities with their local shelters.
Since its inception in 2001, and as the world's largest mobile pet adoption event, Tour for Life has saved the lives of tens of thousands of animals across the country.
"I am beyond honored to act as spokesperson for this life-saving, national event, Tour for Life 2013," said actress Renee Felice Smith of CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles. "The plight of the shelter pet, also known as a Mutt-i-gree, is one that I hold close to my heart. Let us remind ourselves of the unchanging love animals bring to our lives. Now is the time to save a life; visit your local shelter and adopt!"
Tour for Life is made possible through the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Purina ONE, and Supporting Sponsor the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum.
North Shore Animal League America, headquartered in Port Washington, N.Y., is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. The Animal League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes each year. Over the past decade, the Animal League saved over 200,000 lives and has saved over 1,000,000 animals since its inception. To learn more about animal rescue and welfare, visit www.AnimalLeague.org.
The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is an innovative program that builds on the affinity between children and animals, providing a unique context to teach compassion, empathy and social responsibility. Developed by the Yale School of the 21st Century in collaboration with North Shore Animal League America, and graciously funded by the Millan Foundation, the Curriculum highlights the unique characteristics and desirability of shelter dogs, also known as Mutt-i-grees.