North Shore Animal League America Acknowledges June as Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month With Spokesperson and Cat Adopter, Gary Dell'Abate

Jun 04, 2010, 16:11 ET from North Shore Animal League America

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Shore Animal League America kicked off June as National Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month. Kitten season has begun, and while they generally get adopted quickly, there are many adult cats that also need loving homes.



The Animal League advocates adoption of adult cats as the first consideration when planning to adopt a new pet into your family. They are litter box trained, fully grown, and their personalities have developed -- making it easier to select a suitable match.

While North Shore Animal League America practices a no-kill philosophy, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year; of which approximately 70-71% are cats. These cats are often healthy, beautiful, wonderfully tempered cats, and are euthanized for no better reasons than lack of space and adopters.

Gary Dell'Abate, producer of the Howard Stern Radio Show, encourages adopters to take home a shelter cat through a Public Service Announcement.  Dell'Abate is the proud "parent" of two cats from North Shore Animal League America's adoption headquarters in Port Washington, NY. "Two years ago, I adopted my cats Pumpkin and Boo from North Shore Animal League America. Today my family, even my dog Murphy, can't imagine life without them."  

When you open your heart to a shelter cat, not only will you bring companionship and unconditional love into your home, but you will be saving a life.

To download Gary Dell'Abate's PSA or to learn more about North Shore Animal League America and to preview the cats available for adoption, visit

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. The Animal League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt approximately 18,000 pets into loving, permanent homes every year. Since its founding in 1944, it has placed close to 1 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens into carefully screened homes.

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SOURCE North Shore Animal League America