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NSALA Completes Largest National Cooperative Mobile Animal Adoption Initiative in History

Tour Traveled Over 17,000 miles, Saving Over 2,500 Lives

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New York, NY, May 16, 2014 - North Shore Animal League America, in partnership with PURINA®, will make the final stop of its annual national cooperative life-saving adoption event, Tour For Life®, with a Grand Finale celebration at Broadway Plaza, Times Square, NYC (West 42nd & 43rd St. & Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2013 beginning at 11:30 a.m. with dozens of adoptable animals. 

“We could not be happier with the life-saving results of this year’s Tour For Life event,” said President of North Shore Animal League America John Stevenson. “This event, among many other life-saving initiatives at the League, have made it possible to save over 1 million lives since our inception 70 years ago!”

Working with more than 150 shelter and rescue groups in 52 cities in 26 states, these “shelters on wheels” covered over 17,000 miles and helped save the lives of over 2,500 animals across the country through humane education and mobile adoption events.  Since its inception in 2001, and as the world’s largest mobile pet adoption event, Tour For Life’s mission is not only to save as many lives as possible but also to reinforce the importance of adoption and familiarize communities with their local shelters.  

To continue the celebration of animal shelter adoptions, the world’s most beloved canine Scooby-Doo also joined forces with North Shore Animal League America and Animal Behaviorist Cesar Millan by inviting schools and libraries along the Tour For Life route to celebrate locally by hosting Mutt-i-grees Pack Parties.  In conjunction with Tour For Life and its mobile adoption events, locally-hosted Pack Parties are events designed to raise funds and raise awareness for local shelters and Mutt-i-grees’ in-school curriculum programs that teach social and emotional learning skills by helping homeless animals.
Tour For Life is made possible through the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Purina®. For more information on Tour For Life, visit For more information about Mutt-i-grees Pack Party efforts, visit

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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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