NCIS: Los Angeles Actress Renee 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

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. 

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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 Renee 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)  

3/13                

Friends of Animal Control Team Savannah                

Savannah, GA

3/15                  

Pet Rescue by Judy                                                 

Sanford, FL

3/16                       

Palm Beach County AC & C                                  

West Palm Beach, FL

3/17                        

Miami-Dade Animal Services                                   

Miami, FL

3/20                     

Humane Society of Pensacola                               

Pensacola, FL

3/22                       

Humane Society of South Mississippi                 

Gulfport, MS

3/23 & 3/24            

Jefferson SPCA                                               

New Orleans, LA

3/28                    

Citizens for Animal Protection                      

Houston, TX

3/30                     

Humane Society of Northwest LA                             

Shreveport, LA

4/4                         

Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter                  

Tuscaloosa, AL

4/5                       

Greater Birmingham Humane Society            

Birmingham, AL

4/6                       

Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter               

Florence, AL

4/7                           

Huntsville Animal Services                                

Huntsville, AL

4/13                        

Pawmetto Lifeline                                                  

Columbia, SC

4/14                        

Watauga Humane Society                                       

 Boone, NC

TFL 2013 Route 2 (Mid- Western Route)  

4/4                     

Western Pennsylvania Humane Society

Pittsburgh, PA                      

4/5                            

Northeast Ohio SPCA                       

Parma, OH

4/6                           

Humane Society of Madison County                     

West Jefferson, OH

4/7                            

Indianapolis AC & C                                        

Indianapolis, IN

4/11                              

SPCA of Cincinnati                           

Cincinnati, OH

4/12                   

Kentucky Humane Society                     

Louisville, KY

4/13                  

Bonaparte's Retreat                                      

Nashville, TN

4/14                      

Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County      

Memphis, TN

4/18                         

Van Buren County Animal Shelter                         

Clinton, AR

4/20                            

North Little Rock Animal Shelter                           

North Little Rock, AR

4/21                        

Humane Society of the Ozarks                      

Fayetteville, AR

4/25                     

Joplin Humane Society                               

Joplin, MO

4/26                         

Humane Society of Southwest Missouri                 

Springfield, MO

4/27                         

Waynesville Dog Shelter                                

Waynesville, MO

4/28                       

Animal Protective Association of Missouri         

St. Louis, MO

5/2                        

Animal Welfare League                                      

Chicago, IL

5/4 & 5/5             

 Iowa Humane Alliance                                  

Cedar Rapids, IA

TFL 2013 Route 3 (Pacific Desert Route)  

3/30                     

Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society      

Amarillo, TX

4/4                

Wayside Waifs Humane Society                   

Kansas City, MO

4/6                   

Tishomingo Animal Shelter                                               

Tishomingo, OK

4/7                                      

Pets Fur People

Tyler, TX

4/11                      

PAWS in the City                                                   

Dallas, TX

4/12 – 4/14        

Rescue the Animals SPCA                                                

Abilene, TX

4/20 & 4/21              

Watermelon Mountain Ranch                                  

Rio Rancho, NM

4/24                     

Coconino Humane Association                                

Flagstaff, AZ

4/26                     

Burbank Animal Shelter                                                  

Burbank, CA

4/27

Irvine Animal Care Center

Irvine, CA

4/28

L.A. County Baldwin Park Animal Care Center

Baldwin Park, CA

5/2

Adopt a Rescue Pet

Las Vegas, NV

5/4 & 5/5

Salt Lake County Animal Services

Salt Lake City, UT

5/11 & 5/12

National Mill Dog Rescue

Colorado Springs, CO

TFL 2013 Route 4  (Capital Route)

4/13                   

Connecticut Area Rescue Effort                

Southbury, CT

4/14                   

Liberty Humane Society                           

Jersey City, NJ

4/19                       

Pennsylvania SPCA                               

Philadelphia, PA

4/20                   

Homeward Trails                               

Washington, DC

4/20               

The Center for Animal Health & Welfare          

Easton, PA

**5/10                      

TFL 2013 Grand Finale (NSALA)                         

 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 www.AnimalLeague.org.

About North Shore Animal League America
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 over 1,000,000 animals since its inception. To learn more about animal rescue and welfare, visit www.AnimalLeague.org.

About Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Purina ONE is manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare Company, one of the leading global players in the pet care industry.  Nestle Purina promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestle 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 Nestle 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®. 

Lindsey Calabrese                                           
516.883.7900 X482                                          
516.840.0066                                                      
lindseyc@animalleague.org

SOURCE North Shore Animal League America



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