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North Shore Animal League America President J. John Stevenson, Its National Spokesperson Beth Stern and Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin To Ring The NASDAQ Closing Bell

The occasion will recognize the Animal League’s initiative; “Taking Stock for the Animals,” celebrating generous corporations and individuals that help save lives

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UPDATE: The event was a success! Read about it here!

PORT WASHINGTON, NY – January 11, 2011 –North Shore Animal League America – the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization – President J. John Stevenson, its national spokesperson Beth Stern and SiriusXM CEO Mel Karmazin will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 4 pm ET.

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at the following site:

The event will recognize the Animal League’s “Taking Stock for the Animals,” an initiative which celebrates and encourages corporate partners and individual supporters to consider a donation, including those in the form of stock, to save animals’ lives.

“We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the corporations and philanthropists whose generosity has helped to save the lives of countless animals,” said North Shore Animal League America’s President J. John Stevenson. “No one better represents this spirit of giving than Mel Karmazin.”

“The Animal League has done a great job of raising public awareness about the need and value of animal rescue and adoption, and by directly helping save the lives of so many animals,” Karmazin said. “I hope others will also consider supporting the Animal League in its valuable work and initiatives.”

“I have been the proud spokesperson for the Animal League for over five years now and have witnessed first hand the incredible work that they do,” said Beth Stern North Shore Animal League America spokesperson. “I am grateful to Mel and all of our donors for helping save these incredible creatures.”

An estimated 8-10 million animals enter shelters annually in the United States, and sadly nearly 4 million are unnecessarily euthanized due to lack of space. As the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, North Shore Animal League America provides desperately needed assistance to shelters across the country. In addition, the Animal League has developed an innovative school curriculum, The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, that teaches children social and emotional skills, and helps raise awareness of the wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available at a shelter. By educating the next generation, the Animal League hopes to directly address and reduce euthanasia, by increasing shelter adoptions.

Mel Karmazin, president of the Mel Karmazin Foundation and SiriusXM CEO, has been one of the organization’s strongest advocates. Since 2005, the Karmazin Foundation has funded various programs which have helped to save the lives of thousands of shelter pets in need. In addition, SiriusXM has provided a great platform for the Animal League to communicate the message to adopt a shelter pet.

For more information on the Animal League please visit:, and for information on how you or your company can donate to the Animal League, please contact Debra Randazzo (516) 883-7900 ext 716 or


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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