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36-Hour Pet Adoption Event Set for May 5 & 6 with Scooby-Doo as New Pet Ambassador and Celebrity Appearances

Over 700 Adoptable Puppies, Kittens, Dogs and Cats will be available at Animal League America’s 18th Annual Premiere Global Adoption Event, Pet Adoptathon ®

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April 19, 2012 (Port Washington, NY) – Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, North Shore Animal League America will open its doors at 25 Davis Avenue in Port Washington for its 36-hour adoption event, the 18th Annual Pet Adoptathon 2012. More than 2,500 shelters in 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and six countries will join the Animal League for this premiere global pet adoption event, sponsored by Purina ONE®, to help save the lives of homeless pets.


Animal League adopters will have over 700 puppies, kittens, dogs and cats to choose from at its Port Washingtonadoption headquarters.


The 36-hour marathon event will feature fun for the entire family under the big tent with a number of celebrity appearances including Buffalo Bills wide receiver Brad Smith, and TV personality Tanya Marchiol. A special guest appearance will be made by the Animal League’s new Pet Ambassador, Scooby-Doo, as part of a new partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on May 5 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and May 6 from 12 – 3 p.m. The first 100 adopters on May 5 will receive a free Scooby-Doo gift.


There will also be amazing performances under the big tent on both May 5 and May 6 by the Purina Incredible Dog Team, along with face painting, balloon sculptures, arts and crafts, plants for sale in the Mutt-i-grees® Marketplace and so much more!  Relax in the Kitty Cat Café, while enjoying food and beverages, cotton candy and smoothies. Experts in training, veterinary care and grooming will be available both days to offer tips and advice.  Tent hours are 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.


For more information on Pet Adoptathon, call the Hotline at 516-883-7900 or visit


Scooby-Doo is an all-time favorite classic property that has maintained top on-air ratings across the globe and is consistently ranked as one of the top properties in the Warner Bros. Consumer Products licensing portfolio. Scooby-Doo is the only dog with human characteristics that can live and play in a kid’s real and imaginative world. Scooby loves to solve mysteries, is hip and cool and makes ‘scary’ fun; he truly is the dog that can Doo it all!


SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Hanna-Barbera.


Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

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, follow us at To learn more about animal rescue and welfare, visit

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