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For Immediate Release:
March 04, 2013
Media Contact:
Xiomara Mordcovich
xmordco@miamidade.gov
305-418-7155

North Shore Animal League America's Tour For Life 2013 Arrives in Miami to Partner with Miami-Dade Animal Services Department on a Life-Saving Animal Adoption Event

Special Mobile Adoption Event Scheduled For 03/17/13 Beginning at 10:00 a.m.


North Shore Animal League America’s 2013 Tour For Life – a national cooperative life-saving adoption event – will arrive in Miami-Dade to partner with Miami-Dade Animal Services Department for a special mobile adoption event at the Wal-Mart located at 8651 NW 13th Doral, FL 33126, on Sunday, March 17, 2013 beginning at 10:00am to 2:00pm.

In partnership with PURINA ONE®, Tour for Life is the world’s largest cooperative mobile pet adoption initiative aimed at reinforcing the importance and advantages of shelter pet adoptions and familiarizing communities with their local shelter. 

In addition to having adoptable shelter dogs, cats, puppies and kittens -- also known as Mutt-i-grees® -- the event will also offer information on the benefits of adopting shelter pets, behavioral education and services provided by Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department.

From the beginning of March to mid-May, Tour For Life will travel the length of the United States from North to South and East to West in four “shelters on wheels”, helping shelter and rescue groups, in 52 cities and 28 states bring awareness to their organizations and find homes for the adorable adoptable animals in their care. 

The tour was conceived by Animal League America – the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization – thirteen years ago and is responsible for placing thousands of pets into loving and permanent homes.  Tour For Life 2012 saved the lives of nearly 1600 animals across the country.

Tour For Life's presenting sponsor is Purina ONE® pet food brand.  The Tour is also supported by The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum.  For more information on Tour For Life 2013 visit www.AnimalLeague.org/TourForLife2013.


About North Shore Animal League America
North Shore Animal League America - Home of the Mutt-i-gree® - headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. 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. “Like” us at Facebook.com/TheAnimalLeague, follow us at Twitter.com/AnimalLeague. To learn more about animal rescue and welfare, visit www.AnimalLeague.org.

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department
Each year, Animal Services receives over 30,000 pets. It is our goal to find loving homes for these shelter pets and to reunite them with their families. To adopt a pet, become a foster parent or a volunteer, please visit www.miamidade.gov/animals or call 3-1-1.

About Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Purina ONE is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, one of the leading global players in the pet care industry.  Nestlé Purina promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestlé 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 Nestlé 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 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, known as Mutt-i-grees.