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The Animal League, National Mill Dog Rescue and FIDO Friendly Magazine Offer Animal Lovers an Opportunity to Get Their Licks on Route 66 for Third Annual Life-Saving National Pet Adoption Tour

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August 31, 2011 (Port Washington, NY) – North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, National Mill Dog Rescue and FIDO Friendly Magazine, the travel and lifestyle publication for dog owners, are partnering for the third annual “Get Your Licks on Route 66 Tour” – a national pet adoption tour that will travel the entire length of Route 66, over 3,200 miles between California and Illinois to raise awareness of the plight of homeless pets and vital services that participating animal shelter and rescue partners provide to their communities, and to engage pet lovers through special events.

This year, the Tour will utilize two Animal League Mobile Rescue and Adoption Units.  The two Mobile Units will travel through 17 cities, partnering with local shelters and rescue groups across the nation. 

The first Mobile Unit will begin its voyage from New York and arrive at the first pet adoption event in Flagstaff, AZ on Wednesday, September 7.  It will then continue on Route 66 for nearly a month, traveling through 12 cities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, and New York.  The tour will culminate with Mutt-i-grees® Mania, a special Grand Finale adoption event in New York City on Sunday, September 25 at Hudson River Park, Pier 40. 

The second vehicle is stationed in Colorado with the Animal League’s shelter partner, National Mill Dog Rescue.  This Mobile Unit will make its first pet adoption event on Wednesday, September 14 in Denver, CO.  The vehicle will travel through California conducting pet adoption events in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Francisco and completes its journey on Saturday, September 24 in Salt Lake City, UT.

The Get Your Licks on Route 66 Tour is sponsored by North Shore Animal League America, FIDOFriendly Magazine, Protection1 Security Solutions, Animal Radio®, Mutt-i-grees® Movement, and Adopter’s Advantage.  To locate a “Get Your Licks on Route 66” pet adoption event in your community, to check for updates, and to track the tour route, visit www.AnimalLeague.org or www.GetYourLicks.org.  For more information about FIDO Friendly Magazine, go to www.fidofriendly.com.


About North Shore Animal League America
North Shore Animal League America, 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 pets into happy and loving homes. Over the past decade, the Animal League saved over 200,000 lives and has saved 1,000,000 animals since its inception. To learn more, visit www.AnimalLeague.org.

About National Mill Dog Rescue
National Mill Dog Rescue pledged to put an end to the cruelty of the commercial dog breeding industry, more commonly known as puppy milling.  Through rescue and education, NMDR continues in its life-saving work while enlightening the public about the truth of pet store puppies.  NMDR has taken a national approach to their rescue and adoption efforts and they have rescued and placed almost 5,000 mill dogs since their inception in 2007.  These dogs are now living as cherished family members across the United States.  To learn more, visit www.milldogrescue.org.

About FIDO Friendly
FIDO Friendly is the Travel & Lifestyle magazine for you and your dog.  Now in its 11th year, each bimonthly issue includes hotel, city and state reviews along with editorial on adoption stories, celebrity profiles and health and wellness topics. www.fidofriendly.com.

About Mutt-i-grees® Movement
The Mutt-i-grees® Movement rallies millions of animal lovers to help end animal cruelty.  8–10 million animals enter U.S. shelters annually–and we call these vibrant, healthy and unique shelter animals Mutt-i-grees®.  It is estimated that 4 million of these dogs, puppies, cats and kittens are euthanized annually.  Through advocacy and innovative education programs, The Mutt-i-grees Movement seeks to create a more sustainable world for animals.  To learn more, visit www.animalleague.org/muttigrees.

About Animal Radio®
Animal Radio is the “most-listened-to” animal programming in the U.S.; on 95 AM-FM radio stations including Los Angeles’ KOST 103.5 FM.  Animal Radio® also airs twice weekly on XM Satellite Radio Ch. 158 (America's Talk - Sat noon, Sun 5pm EST).  Internet savvy folks can listen online anytime by logging onto www.AnimalRadio.com.

About Adopters Advantage
Adopter’s Advantage provides pets adopted by North Shore Animal League America with 30-days complimentary pet health insurance.  Animal League supporters that already have a pet in their home can also sign-up for pet insurance, and receive an exclusive 10% lifetime discount at https://www.gopetplan.com/northshore/land_nsala.aspx.  Adopter’s Advantage is powered by Pet Plan, which since 2008 has received the highest rating by PetInsuracneReview.com.  Learn more at PetInsuranceReview.com.

About Protection 1 Security Solutions
Protection 1, the second largest electronic security company in the United States, provides installation, maintenance, and monitoring of single-family home security systems, business security systems and multifamily security systems.  The company's relentless focus on customer service has resulted in the removal of their automated phone attendant, the introduction of the Tech Trackers service and the ability to provide same-day service in most cases.  Protection 1 is also the nation's largest provider of wholesale monitoring services, through its CMS division, and the leading provider of multifamily security systems installation, maintenance and monitoring through its Network Multifamily division.  Protection 1, which serves over one million customers and employs more than 2,500 people in more than 60 locations across the country, has a 95% Customer Satisfaction rating and an A+ Better Business Bureau Rating.  For more information about Protection 1, visit www.Protection1.com.

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 1,000,000 animals since its inception. “Like” us at www.Facebook.com/TheAnimalLeague, follow us at www.Twitter.com/AnimalLeague. To learn more about animal rescue and welfare, visit www.AnimalLeague.org.

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