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Animal League To Honor Cesar Millan, World Renowned Dog Expert, And David Wicks, Vice President Of The NASDAQ OMX Group, At NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony And Prestigious DogCatemy Rescue Awards Dinner

3:45pm – NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony
5:30pm – DogCatemy Rescue Awards Red Carpet

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North Shore Animal League America will hold its annual DogCatemy Rescue Awards Dinner on Thursday, December 8th at 6:00pm at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square, NYC. The Animal League will honor Cesar Millan, World Renowned Dog Expert, with the Cesar Millan Award for Excellence in Mutt-i-grees® Education, and David Wicks, Vice President of The NASDAQ OMX Group, with the Corporate Champion Award.


The fundraising affair will be hosted by Brian Kilmeade, co-host of Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends with special guests to include Animal League spokesperson Beth Stern and Mutt-i-grees spokespeople and actors, Kathryn Erbe and Josh Flitter.

The evening’s theme will feature the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum that focuses on social and emotional learning through Mutt-i-grees - otherwise known as shelter pets. Representatives from schools around the country who created prize-winning Public Service Announcements for the “Mutt-i-grees America Adopts” PSA Contest will also be in the spotlight as a $10,000 Grand Prize grant and three $1,500 Regional Prize grants will be presented to each winning school.

Funding for the contest and grand prizes were made possible through the generosity of the friends and family of Tamara Tullman, an Animal League volunteer who adored animals and loved to teach children.

The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, developed by the Animal League in collaboration with the Yale School of the 21st Century, is funded by the Millan Foundation.


3:45pm - NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony
5:30pm - Red Carpet Begins
6:00pm - Mutt-i-grees Mixer Cocktail Hour
7:00pm - Program, Awards and Check Presentations


Cesar Millan, World Renowned Dog Expert
David Wicks, Vice President of The NASDAQ OMX Group

Brian Kilmeade, Master of Ceremonies, Co-host Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends
Beth Stern, Animal League Spokesperson
Kathryn Erbe, Mutt-i-grees Spokesperson and Actress
Josh Flitter, Mutt-i-grees Teen Spokesperson and Actor

$10,000 Grand Prize-Winning School

Trevorton Elementary School, Trevorton, PA

$1,500 Regional Prize-Winning Schools
St. Francis de Sales School, Houston, TX
Fenton Avenue Charter School, Lakeview Terrace, CA
Ponderosa Elementary School, Cattlesburg, KY


NASDAQ MarketSite
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
(Entrance on Broadway at corner of 43rd Street)

The DogCatemy Rescue Awards Dinner reflects the Animal League’s belief that all shelter pets find a loving home. Since its inception in 1944, the Animal League has saved more than one million lives. The proceeds from the DogCatemy Rescue Awards Dinner will enable the Animal League to strengthen its nationwide rescue efforts, saving nearly 20,000 lives each year. To learn more, visit

Media Must RSVP and Show Media Credentials to Enter NASDAQ MarketSite:
Devera Lynn: (P) 516.883.7633; (M) 516.474.5332;
Cara Taback: (P) 516.883.7636; (M) 516.840.0066;

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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