NCIS: Los Angeles Actress Renee Felice Smith Joins North Shore Animal League America As National Spokesperson For Its 2013 Tour For Life®
NATIONAL COOPERATIVE CROSS-COUNTRY MISSION WILL TRAVEL TO 51 CITIES & 27 STATES TO SAVE ANIMALS’ LIVES
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, North Shore Animal League America will launch its 13(th) annual Tour For Life (TFL), 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 and 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 Tour For Life 2013 Spokesperson, 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!”
2013 Tour For Life travels to the following areas:
TFL 2013 Route 1 (Southern Route)
3/13 Friends of Animal Control Team Savannah Savannah, GA 3/15 Pet Rescue by Judy Sanford, FL 3/16 Palm Beach County AC & C West Palm Beach, FL 3/17 Miami-Dade Animal Services Miami, FL 3/20 Humane Society of Pensacola Pensacola, FL 3/22 Humane Society of South Mississippi Gulfport, MS 3/23 & 3/24 Jefferson SPCA New Orleans, LA 3/28 Citizens for Animal Protection Houston, TX 3/30 Humane Society of Northwest LA Shreveport, LA 4/4 Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter Tuscaloosa, AL 4/5 Greater Birmingham Humane Society Birmingham, AL 4/6 Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter Florence, AL 4/7 Huntsville Animal Services Huntsville, AL 4/13 Pawmetto Lifeline Columbia, SC 4/14 Watauga Humane Society Boone, NC
TFL 2013 Route 2 (Mid- Western Route)
4/4 Western Pennsylvania Humane Society Pittsburgh, PA 4/5 Northeast Ohio SPCA Parma, OH 4/6 Humane Society of Madison County West Jefferson, OH 4/7 Indianapolis AC & C Indianapolis, IN 4/11 SPCA of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 4/12 Kentucky Humane Society Louisville, KY 4/13 Bonaparte's Retreat Nashville, TN 4/14 Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County Memphis, TN 4/18 Van Buren County Animal Shelter Clinton, AR 4/20 North Little Rock Animal Shelter North Little Rock, AR 4/21 Humane Society of the Ozarks Fayetteville, AR 4/25 Joplin Humane Society Joplin, MO 4/26 Humane Society of Southwest Missouri Springfield, MO 4/27 Waynesville Dog Shelter Waynesville, MO 4/28 Animal Protective Association of Missouri St. Louis, MO 5/2 Animal Welfare League Chicago, IL 5/4 & 5/5 Iowa Humane Alliance Cedar Rapids, IA
TFL 2013 Route 3 (Pacific Desert Route)
3/30 Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society Amarillo, TX 4/4 Wayside Waifs Humane Society Kansas City, MO 4/6 Tishomingo Animal Shelter Tishomingo, OK 4/7 Pets Fur People Tyler, TX 4/11 PAWS in the City Dallas, TX 4/12 - 4/14 Rescue the Animals SPCA Abilene, TX 4/20 & 4/21 Watermelon Mountain Ranch Rio Rancho, NM 4/24 Coconino Humane Association Flagstaff, AZ 4/26 Burbank Animal Shelter Burbank, CA 4/27 Irvine Animal Care Center Irvine, CA 4/28 L.A. County Baldwin Park Animal Care Center Baldwin Park, CA 5/2 Adopt a Rescue Pet Las Vegas, NV 5/4 & 5/5 Salt Lake County Animal Services Salt Lake City, UT 5/11 & 5/12 National Mill Dog Rescue Colorado Springs, CO
TFL 2013 Route 4 (Capital Route)
4/13 Connecticut Area Rescue Effort Southbury, CT 4/14 Liberty Humane Society Jersey City, NJ 4/19 Pennsylvania SPCA Philadelphia, PA 4/20 Homeward Trails Washington, DC 4/20 The Center for Animal Health & Welfare Easton, PA **5/10 TFL 2013 Grand Finale (NSALA) New York, NY**
Tour For Life is made possible through the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Purina ONE®, and Supporting Sponsor the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum. For more information on Tour For Life, visit www.AnimalLeague.org.
About North Shore Animal League America
North Shore Animal League America – Home of the Mutt-i-gree® – headquartered in Port Washington, NY, 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.
About Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Purina ONE is manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare Company, one of the leading global players in the pet care industry. Nestle Purina promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestle Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Missouri, where Ralston Purina was founded more than a century ago. The company is part of the Swiss-based Nestle S.A. – the world’s largest food company.
About The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum
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 21(st) 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, known as Mutt-i-grees®.
SOURCE North Shore Animal League America