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North Shore Animal League America Will Roll Out The Green Carpet For Celebrities and Their Pets at The 5th Annual DogCatemy Celebrity Gala

The 2010 Gala will be hosted by actress and comedienne Sandra Bernhard with a performance from multi-platinum recording artist Deborah Cox

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October 28, 2010 (Port Washington, NY) – North Shore Animal League America – the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization – will roll out the “Green Carpet” to celebrities and their pets for the Fifth Annual DogCatemy Celebrity Gala. The event, hosted by comedienne Sandra Bernhard, with a performance from multi-platinum recording artist Deborah Cox, will be held at Cipriani's Wall Street in New York City on Thursday, November 4th at 6 pm.

The Gala reflects North Shore Animal League America’s belief in the unique and loving bond between pets and their owners. The evening was created to celebrate this love, and to give thanks to the people and organizations dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals and finding them loving, permanent homes.

In its fifth year, DogCatemy Celebrity Gala has become a tradition for celebrities and their pets. Each year, artists and newsmakers create videos starring their beloved animals for this Hollywood-style award show. The categories for this year’s awards include: Best Pawformance, Best In Show, Best Tail Waggin Flick, and Best Dogumentary. Tickets for the event, which is open to the public, can be purchased on the Animal League's website at www.AnimalLeague.org/Gala2010.

This year's participants include actress Kathryn Erbe, Broadway stars Orfeh and Andy Karl, country music icon Wynonna Judd, multi-platinum recording artist Taylor Dane, the NY Mets, actor Josh Flitter, Bravo Housewives Countess LuAnn De Lesseps and Caroline Manzo, Stephen Baldwin and designers Marc Bauwer and Sylvia Heisel, among many others.

North Shore Animal League America is also excited to have renowned pet psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick. Sonya will do exclusive readings for attending guests in the Kitty-Cat Lounge during the first hour of the event. Gala-going pets can also expect some pampering in the Animal League Spa. The spa will feature dog stylist Jorge Bendersky from Planet Jorge; Doga, yoga created for you and your dog; and Reiki for your animal.

This year's Gala is made possible through generous contributions from sponsors which include Action Mailers, American List Council, Butler Schein, MBS, Mel Karmazin Foundation, Merial, Mikam, Paradysz Matera, PETCO, Prince Associates, and RR Donnelley.

For more information and to purchase tickets for North Shore Animal League America’s Fifth Annual DogCatemy Celebrity Gala, please visit: www.AnimalLeague.org/Gala2010

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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