Singer Joss Stone Joins North Shore Animal League America in Campaign to Rescue and Adopt Out Pets Left Homeless by Hurricanes

Singer Records PSA Urging Public Support for Campaign

to Help Homeless Gulf Coast Animals for New York Radio Stations



Oct 17, 2005, 01:00 ET from North Shore Animal League America

    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- British soul singer Joss
 Stone has joined the North Shore Animal League America's efforts to bring
 attention to the dangerous plight of thousands of pets left homeless in the
 wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Ms. Stone is very concerned about the
 conditions under which so many of these homeless animals are struggling to
 survive along the Gulf Coast and, together with North Shore Animal League
 America, is urging Americans to help rescue and adopt out as many animals as
 possible.
     "I really liked working with the North Shore Animal League.  It is so
 frustrating and heartbreaking that the animals seem to be the ignored victims
 of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," says Ms. Stone.  "We need people to lend a
 hand and help these beautiful pets reach safe shelter and find loving, caring
 new homes.  I believe that once people are aware of the situation, New Yorkers
 will want to step up and open their hearts and homes to these amazing
 animals."
     Ms. Stone has just completed a PSA, which is being distributed to more
 than 100 radio stations in the New York area, asking New Yorkers to help the
 League in its efforts to rescue and find loving homes for the thousands of
 abandoned and homeless pets in need during this unprecedented animal crisis.
     The League was one of the first animal rescue agencies on the ground in
 the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and during the past six weeks has rescued
 more than 550 pets from the region.  The cats and dogs were rescued from
 shelters destroyed by the hurricanes and from unsafe, temporary staging areas
 throughout the region.  Since bringing the animals to the safety of its
 headquarters in Port Washington, New York, the League has provided food,
 shelter and medical care for the growing number of pets in its charge.  The
 League is committed to reuniting as many animals as possible with their
 families by posting pictures of the pets on their website; searching missing
 pet databases; paying the cost of travel for pet owners to the New York City
 area for reunions; and lining up foster care for unclaimed animals.
     "We are so thrilled to have Joss Stone join us in our efforts to rescue so
 many animals and get them safely out of harm's way," says John Stevenson,
 President, North Shore Animal League America.  "Our goal now is to ensure that
 if these pets have owners that we find them as soon as possible and reunite
 them with their families.  And for all the animals in our charge unclaimed, we
 feel confident that with Ms. Stone's help we will successfully place these
 pets in safe and loving homes."
 
     North Shore Animal League America, located in Port Washington, New York,
 is the largest no-kill animal shelter in the U.S.  Founded in 1944, the League
 has found loving homes for close to one million dogs, cats, kittens and
 puppies.  More information on the League and its efforts in the Gulf Coast can
 be found at http://www.nsalamerica.org.
 
      NSAL America Contact:
      Kelly Keane, 410-321-0137
      kellyk@nsalamerica.org
 
 

SOURCE North Shore Animal League America
    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- British soul singer Joss
 Stone has joined the North Shore Animal League America's efforts to bring
 attention to the dangerous plight of thousands of pets left homeless in the
 wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Ms. Stone is very concerned about the
 conditions under which so many of these homeless animals are struggling to
 survive along the Gulf Coast and, together with North Shore Animal League
 America, is urging Americans to help rescue and adopt out as many animals as
 possible.
     "I really liked working with the North Shore Animal League.  It is so
 frustrating and heartbreaking that the animals seem to be the ignored victims
 of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," says Ms. Stone.  "We need people to lend a
 hand and help these beautiful pets reach safe shelter and find loving, caring
 new homes.  I believe that once people are aware of the situation, New Yorkers
 will want to step up and open their hearts and homes to these amazing
 animals."
     Ms. Stone has just completed a PSA, which is being distributed to more
 than 100 radio stations in the New York area, asking New Yorkers to help the
 League in its efforts to rescue and find loving homes for the thousands of
 abandoned and homeless pets in need during this unprecedented animal crisis.
     The League was one of the first animal rescue agencies on the ground in
 the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and during the past six weeks has rescued
 more than 550 pets from the region.  The cats and dogs were rescued from
 shelters destroyed by the hurricanes and from unsafe, temporary staging areas
 throughout the region.  Since bringing the animals to the safety of its
 headquarters in Port Washington, New York, the League has provided food,
 shelter and medical care for the growing number of pets in its charge.  The
 League is committed to reuniting as many animals as possible with their
 families by posting pictures of the pets on their website; searching missing
 pet databases; paying the cost of travel for pet owners to the New York City
 area for reunions; and lining up foster care for unclaimed animals.
     "We are so thrilled to have Joss Stone join us in our efforts to rescue so
 many animals and get them safely out of harm's way," says John Stevenson,
 President, North Shore Animal League America.  "Our goal now is to ensure that
 if these pets have owners that we find them as soon as possible and reunite
 them with their families.  And for all the animals in our charge unclaimed, we
 feel confident that with Ms. Stone's help we will successfully place these
 pets in safe and loving homes."
 
     North Shore Animal League America, located in Port Washington, New York,
 is the largest no-kill animal shelter in the U.S.  Founded in 1944, the League
 has found loving homes for close to one million dogs, cats, kittens and
 puppies.  More information on the League and its efforts in the Gulf Coast can
 be found at http://www.nsalamerica.org.
 
      NSAL America Contact:
      Kelly Keane, 410-321-0137
      kellyk@nsalamerica.org
 
 SOURCE  North Shore Animal League America