Celebrate DOGust the 1st - The Universal Birthday for Rescued Dogs with North Shore Animal League America

Jul 29, 2010, 11:00 ET from North Shore Animal League America

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While rescuers at North Shore Animal League America and shelters nationwide are able to tell the approximate age of the animals that arrive at their adoption centers, the actual birth dates of the these pets are often unknown. To give these wonderful animals their much deserved recognition, the Animal League declares the first day of the eighth month of the year – August 1st – as DOGust the 1st, a universal birthday for shelter and rescued dogs everywhere.

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Many pet parents are known to select a random date to celebrate their adopted dog's birthday, such as a significant occasion, a family member's birthday, a special holiday that reflects the dog's personality, or in many cases, the date on which they adopted the animal. Now, pet owners can truly designate a celebratory canine holiday, DOGust the 1st.

To engage all dog lovers in this nationwide celebration, North Shore Animal League America is offering DOGust the 1st online greeting cards at www.AnimalLeague.org; four different delightful e-cards are available, free of charge.

Pet lovers can also celebrate DOGust the 1st by donating to the Animal League to help support the vital work of the organization.  This includes coast to coast rescues to save dogs, cats, puppies and kittens; continuous care at its medical and pet health centers, where thousands of animals are treated each year; and a safe haven that provides for pets that are waiting for permanent and loving homes.

To learn more about DOGust the 1st and the Animal League, and its mission to rescue, nurture and adopt an average of 20,000 animals annually, visit www.AnimalLeague.org.

About North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America, headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Over the past decade, the Animal League has rescued, nurtured and adopted an average of 20,000 animals each year.  Since its founding 1944, it has placed close to 1 million puppies, kittens, cats and dogs into carefully screened homes.

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SOURCE North Shore Animal League America