NEW YORK (February 4, 2004) — North Shore Animal League America’s three 35-foot-long mobile adoption units will visit 34 U.S. cities on the Fourth Annual Tour for Life® to help find the best adoptive homes for all animal orphans. The goal of Tour for Life is to spotlight animal shelters as the best places to adopt, make the public aware that shelter dogs and cats are wonderful lifetime companions, and announce the upcoming global Pet Adoptathon to be held May 1 and 2.
Between April 2 and April 24, 2004, the League’s national Tour for Life will:
- Travel to 34 cities in 21 states
- Work with more than 200 animal organizations
- Log more than 25,000 miles ” the entire circumference of the earth
- Transport hundreds of shelter dogs and cats to highly visible adoption sites.
The Tour kicks off in San Francisco and New Orleans and continues on to Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York City, North Little Rock, Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, Spartanburg, St. Louis, Canton, GA; Cortland, New York; Eatontown, New Jersey; Englewood, Colorado; London, Ohio; Loudon, Virginia; and West Valley City, Utah during this national pet adoption blitz.
“Distance is no object,” says NSAL America President John Stevenson, “The League would travel 25,000 miles to save just one animal’s life. However, our goal is to save many, many more.”
Tour For Life 2004 is sponsored by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Fort Dodge Animal Health’s ProHeart 6, Bayer Pharmaceuticals K9 Advantix, and TFH Publications & Nylabone® Products.
North Shore Animal League, located in Port Washington, New York, is the world’s largest animal adoption organization. The League, currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, has found loving homes for more than 800,000 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies since 1944.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
North Shore Animal League
Marge Stein or Marilyn Di Toro
(516) 883-7900 ext. 254 or 393