25 March 2010

Singer Mýa to serve as spokesperson for mobile pet adoption event

North Shore Animal League America and international recording artist Mýa have announced the tenth annual Tour For Life, the world’s largest cooperative mobile pet adoption event.

The 2010 Tour For Life will visit 28 U.S. cities in 17 states to help place homeless animals with loving families.

Mýa, who was runner-up in the ninth season of Dancing With the Stars, will serve as spokesperson for the Animal League initiative. [see promo poster below]

“My professional life can be hectic and demanding and having the love and companionship of my animals provides me with peace and balance," said the Grammy award winning artist. "My pets are both calming and energizing and each day I realize how grateful I am to have them in my life. I would encourage anyone to consider bringing an animal into their lives, and especially to go to a shelter and rescue a homeless pet. You will be saving an innocent, precious life and giving yourself the most amazing gift possible.”

Tour For Life is sponsored by Purina ONE brand pet food. All pets adopted during the event will receive a free bag of pet food and a goodie bag from Purina ONE. Tour For Life ends with a “Grand Finale” event in New York City to be hosted by Mýa on April 27 in Times Square.

North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, travels across the U.S. every year to bring its life saving mission on the road to help shelter partners find loving adopters for homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.

2010 Tour For Life schedule:

March 26, 27 Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA Harrisonburg, VA
March 31 Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control West Palm Beach, FL
March 31 Haven Humane Society, Inc. Redding, CA
April 1 City of Sacramento Animal Care Services and
Sacramento City Animal Care & Regulation Sacramento, CA
April 3 City of LA Department of Animal Services Los Angeles, CA
April 3 Humane Society of Sarasota County Sarasota, FL
April 6 Humane Society of Southern Mississippi Gulfport, MS
April 7 Southern Animal Foundation New Orleans, LA
April 7 Second Chance Center For Animals Flagstaff, AZ
April 9 Greater Birmingham Humane Society Birmingham, AL
April 10 Florence Lauderdale Animal Care & Control Florence, AL
April 10 Animal Humane¦New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
April 11 Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society Amarillo, TX
April 11 Huntsville Animal Services Huntsville, AL
April 14 Southwest Missouri Humane Society Springfield, MO
April 14 Rescue The Animals SPCA Abilene, TX
April 17 San Antonio Animal Care & Services San Antonio, TX
April 17 APA of Missouri St. Louis, MO
April 18 Citizens For Animal Protection Houston, TX
April 20 North Little Rock Animal Shelter North Little Rock, AR
April 20 Iowa Humane Alliance Cedar Rapids, IA
April 22 Precious Friends Puppy Rescue & Adoption Clarksville, TN
April 23 Indianapolis Animal Care & Control Indianapolis, IN
April 24 Humane Society of Madison County London, OH
April 24 Metro Animal Care & Control Nashville, TN
April 24 CT Area Rescue (CARE) Brookfield, CT
April 25 Northeast Ohio SPCA Parma, OH
April 27 North Shore Animal League America New York City, NY

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Photo Credit: animalleague.org