What's In A Name? Tell Us The Name Of Your Adopted Mutt-i-gree® For A Chance To Win Prizes Totaling $5,000

One Lucky Cat Adopter & One Lucky Dog Adopter Have a Chance To Win

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two lucky adopters have the chance to win a prize totaling $5,000 in the North Shore Animal League America National Mutt-i-grees Registry Adopter Sweepstakes, sponsored by Purina One. Adopters simply have to enter the name of their Mutt-i-grees - Tabatha, Sadie, Buster, Buddy, Champ - online through the Mutt-i-grees Registry, and one lucky cat adopter and one lucky dog adopter will each win $2,500.

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Every name entered into the registry will become an instant member of the exclusive National Mutt-i-grees Registry of people who have saved a pet's life and will also receive a certificate of their membership to display proudly. Each name will also be published on the Animal League website.

The term Mutt-i-grees includes all shelter pets – purebreds and mixed breeds; puppies, kittens, dogs and cats. In 2009, the Animal League created the Mutt-i-grees Movement to give a voice to the millions of shelter animals in the United States and to change the way cat- and dog-loving Americans perceive shelters pets and ultimately save the precious lives of countless animals. The National Mutt-i-grees Registry was created as part of the Movement as a place for adopters to tell their stories and share their love of their Mutt-i-grees.

"Roughly 8-10 million animals enter shelters each year, and most are healthy, affectionate and beautiful. Those who chose to adopt a Mutt-i-gree have saved one of those lives," said John Stevenson, President of NSALA. He added, "Pet lovers are incredibly proud of their Mutt-i-grees, and we at the Animal League created a forum where they can join together communicating, sharing ideas, and celebrating their name choices."

For more information on the National Mutt-i-grees Registry Adopter Sweepstakes visit http://www.animalleague.org/adopt-a-pet/muttigrees-registry/ . For more information on cat or dog adoption, or to find a local shelter to adopt your Mutt-i-gree, visit www.animalleague.org.

ABOUT NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA

The Animal League has saved more than 1,000,000 lives. As the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, we understand that a rescue isn't complete until each animal is placed into a loving home. Our innovative programs provide education to reduce animal cruelty, and advance standards in animal welfare. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly in the pursuit of our vision of a world where all companion animals find permanent homes to end euthanasia. For more information, visit www.animalleague.org.

ABOUT THE MUTT-I-GREES® MOVEMENT

The Mutt-i-grees® Movement generates awareness of the plight of shelter animals, elevates their status and reduces animal cruelty through education and innovative programs. An estimated 8,000,000-10,000,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens enter U.S. shelters annually, and tragically, over 4,000,000 of these wonderful animals are destroyed to control pet overpopulation. Millions of lives could be saved when potential pet parents make the simple choice to adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue group, instead of purchasing a pet from a pet store. You can find any type of healthy, vibrant and wonderful dog, cat, puppy or kitten at a shelter near you. Become part of the Mutt-i-grees Movement by adopting a pet today. When you adopt a pet, you save a life and help reduce animal cruelty. Learn more at www.animalleague.org/muttigrees.

ABOUT PURINA ONE® BRAND PET FOOD

Purina ONE® is manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare Company, one of the leading global players in the pet care industry. At Purina ONE, we recognize that shelter pets get a bad rap. Popular imagery leads many people to fear that they are damaged. So they don't adopt them. We are committed to making sure the world gets to know shelter pets as they really are – friendly, attractive and wonderful lifelong companions. In collaboration with shelters we have created tools and resources to help spread the word. So that people who don't know get the facts- and more shelter pets get adopted.

CONTACT:
Lindsey Calabrese
North Shore Animal League America
516.883.7900 X482
lindseyc@animalleague.org

SOURCE North Shore Animal League America



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