Cyndi Lauper Joins North Shore Animal League America As National Spokesperson for Its 2012 Tour for Life®

Mar 13, 2012, 11:33 ET from North Shore Animal League America

Five Week Cross-Country Mission Will Travel 15,000 Miles To Save Animals' Lives

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, North Shore Animal League America will launch its 12th annual Tour For Life.  Throughout the months of March and April, three Animal League Mobile Rescue and Adoption Units, in partnership with Purina ONE®, will travel simultaneously across the country and partner with more than 100 shelter and rescue groups in 33 cities in 16 states to reinforce the importance of adoption and familiarize communities with their local shelters. 



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.

This year's Tour For Life spokesperson, singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper talks about the importance of this life-saving event.  "I am excited to join Tour For Life and encourage animal lovers to welcome shelter pets, also known as Mutt-i-grees®, into their homes," said Lauper.  "There are so many beautiful and healthy animals in shelters, making the responsible choice an easy one – animal lovers can show their true colors by adopting a pet and saving a life."

The tour routes will travel nationwide, covering more than 15,000 miles.  

The 2012 Tour For Life travels to the following areas:




Thur, March 22

Humane Society of Greater Savannah

Savannah, GA

Sat, March 24

Palm Beach AC & C

West Palm Beach, FL

Sun, March 25

Miami-Dade Animal Services

Miami, FL

Wed, March 28

Humane Society of Pensacola

Pensacola, FL

Fri, March 30 & Sat, March 31

Jefferson SPCA

Jefferson, LA

Sun, April 1

East Baton Rouge AC & RC

Baton Rouge, LA

Wed, April 4

HS of Northwest Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

Sat, April 7

Citizens for Animal Protection

Houston, TX

Tues, April 10

San Antonio AC & C

San Antonio, TX

Thur, April 12

Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter

Tuscaloosa, AL

Thur, April 12

PAWS in the City

Dallas, TX

Fri, April 13

Florence Animal Shelter

Florence, AL

Sat, April 14

Metro Animal Control

Nashville, TN

Sat, April 14 & Sun, April 15

Rescue the Animals

Abilene, TX

Sat, April 14 & Sun, April 15

National Mill Dog Rescue

Peyton, CO

Sun, April 15

Huntsville Animal Services

Huntsville, AL

Tues, April 17

Van Buren County Animal Shelter

Clinton, AR

Tues, April 17

North Little Rock Animal Shelter

North Little Rock, AR

Thur, April 19

Precious Friends Puppy Rescue

Clarksville, TN

Thur, April 19

Humane Society of the Ozarks

Fayetteville, AR

Fri, April 20

Humane Society of SW Missouri

Springfield, MO

Sat, April 21

Waynesville Animal Shelter

Waynesville, MO

Sat, April 21

City of LA Dept. of Animal Services

Van Nuys, CA

Sat. April 21

C.A.R.E. (CT Area Rescue Effort)

Southbury, CT

Sun, April 22

City of San Bernardino Animal Shelter

San Bernardino, CA

Sun, April 22

Animal Protective Assoc. of Missouri

St. Louis, MO

Wed, April 25

Second Chance Center for Animals

Flagstaff, AZ

Thurs. April 26

North Shore Animal League America

New York, NY

Fri, April 27

Indianapolis Animal Care & Control

Indianapolis, IN

Fri, April 27 & Sat, April 28

Watermelon Mountain Ranch

Rio Rancho, NM

Sat, April 28

Humane Soc. of Madison County

London, OH

Sun, April 29

Northeast Ohio SPCA

Parma, OH

Sun, April 29

Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society

Amarillo, TX

Tour For Life is made possible through the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Purina ONE®, and Supporting Sponsors WE tv and the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum.  For more information on Tour For Life, visit

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

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®. 

About Cyndi Lauper
A Grammy and Emmy award winning artist with more than 25 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 30 million, Cyndi Lauper has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. In 2010, she released her 11th studio album, the Grammy nominated Memphis Blues, which sat atop the Billboard Blues Chart for 14 consecutive weeks and is her 5th top 40 album of her career.

2012 is proving to be another amazing period for this career artist as Lauper continues to promote her new live DVD From Memphis with Love, is expected to release her autobiography through Simon & Schuster, is completing work writing the music for the Broadway show "Kinky Boots," and continues her philanthropic work through her foundation, the True Colors Fund.

Devera Lynn

SOURCE North Shore Animal League America