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NCIS: Los Angeles Actress Renèe Felice Smith Joins North Shore Animal League America As National Spokesperson For Its 2013 Tour For Life®

National cooperative Cross-Country Mission Will Travel To 51 Cities & 27 States To Save Animals' Lives

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Port Washington, NY, February 27, 2013 – On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, North Shore Animal League America will launch its 13th annual Tour For Life (TFL), a national cooperative life-saving adoption event. From early March through mid-May, four Animal League Mobile Rescue and Adoption Units will travel more than 15,000 miles, across the country, to 51 cities and 27 states plus Washington, D.C., to reinforce the importance of adoption and familiarize communities with their local shelters.

Since its inception in 2001, and as the world’s largest mobile pet adoption event, Tour For Life has saved the lives of tens of thousands of animals across the country.

“I am beyond honored to act as spokesperson for this life-saving, national event, Tour For Life 2013,” said Tour For Life 2013 Spokesperson, Actress Renèe Felice Smith of CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles. “The plight of the shelter pet, also known as a Mutt-i-gree®, is one that I hold close to my heart. Let us remind ourselves of the unchanging love animals bring to our lives. Now is the time to save a life; visit your local shelter and adopt!”

2013 Tour For Life travels to the following areas:

TFL 2013 Route 1 (Southern Route)

3/23 & 3/24

Friends of Animal Control Team Savannah
Pet Rescue by Judy
Palm Beach County AC & C
Miami-Dade Animal Services
Humane Society of Pensacola
Humane Society of South Mississippi
Jefferson SPCA
Citizens for Animal Protection
Humane Society of Northwest LA
Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter
Greater Birmingham Humane Society
Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter
Huntsville Animal Services
Pawmetto Lifeline
Watauga Humane Society

Savannah, GA
Sanford, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Miami, FL
Pensacola, FL
Gulfport, MS
New Orleans, LA
Houston, TX
Shreveport, LA
Tuscaloosa, AL
Birmingham, AL
Florence, AL
Huntsville, AL
Columbia, SC
Boone, NC

TFL 2013 Route 2 (Mid- Western Route)


Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
Northeast Ohio SPCA
Humane Society of Madison County
Indianapolis AC & C
SPCA of Cincinnati

Pittsburgh, PA
Parma, OH
West Jefferson, OH
Indianapolis, IN
Cincinnati, OH

TFL 2013 Route 3 (Pacific Desert Route)

4/12 – 4/14
4/20 & 4/21
5/4 & 5/5
5/11 & 5/12

Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society
Wayside Waifs Humane Society
Tishomingo Animal Shelter
Pets Fur People
PAWS in the City
Rescue the Animals SPCA
Watermelon Mountain Ranch
Coconino Humane Association
Burbank Animal Shelter
Irvine Animal Care Center
L.A. County Baldwin Park Animal Care Center
Adopt a Rescue Pet
Salt Lake County Animal Services
National Mill Dog Rescue

Amarillo, TX
Kansas City, MO
Tishomingo, OK
Tyler, TX
Dallas, TX
Abilene, TX
Rio Rancho, NM
Flagstaff, AZ
Burbank, CA
Irvine, CA
Baldwin Park, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Salt Lake City, UT
Colorado Springs, CO

TFL 2013 Route 4 (Capital Route)


Connecticut Area Rescue Effort
Liberty Humane Society
Pennsylvania SPCA
Homeward Trails
The Center for Animal Health & Welfare
TFL 2013 Grand Finale (NSALA)

Southbury, CT
Jersey City, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Washington, DC
Easton, PA
New York, NY**

Tour For Life is made possible through the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Purina ONE®, and Supporting Sponsor the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum. For more information on Tour For Life, visit

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®.

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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