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North Shore Animal League America's Tour for Life 2014 Arrives in Huntsville to Partner with Huntsville Animal Services on the World's Largest Mobile Pet Adoption Event
Event Scheduled For April 6, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

City of Huntsville FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2014

(Huntsville, AL) -- North Shore Animal League America's 2014 Tour For Life - the world's largest national cooperative life-saving mobile pet adoption event - will arrive in Huntsville to partner with Huntsville Animal Services for a special life-saving event at Wal-Mart Hampton Cove on April 6, beginning at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

In partnership with PURINA ONE®, Tour for Life is aimed at reinforcing the importance and advantages of shelter pet adoptions and familiarizing communities with their local shelter.

In addition to having adoptable shelter dogs, cats, kittens and puppies -- also known as Mutt-i-grees® -- the event will also offer information on the benefits of adopting shelter pets, behavioral education, and special services available to pet owners at Huntsville Animal Services.

From the beginning of March to mid-May, Tour For Life will travel the length of the United States from North to South and East to West in four "shelters on wheels", helping shelter and rescue groups, in 52 cities and 26 states bring awareness to their organizations and find homes for the adorable adoptable animals in their care.

The tour was conceived by Animal League America - the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization - fourteen years ago and is responsible for placing tens of thousands of pets into loving and permanent homes. Last year, Tour For Life 2013 saved the lives of over 2,000 animals across the country.

Tour For Life's presenting sponsor is Purina ONE® pet food brand. For more information on Tour For Life 2014 visit www.AnimalLeague.org/TourForLife2014.

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For more information, contact:

Karen Sheppard, Animal Services Director, City of Huntsville, 256-883-3630 (w), karen.sheppard@huntsvilleal.gov

Lindsey Calabrese, North Shore Animal League America, 516.883.7900 x 482, 516.840.0066 or email lindseyc@animalleague.org.

About North Shore Animal League America Animal League America 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. We reach across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, puppy mills, natural disasters and other emergencies and find them permanent, loving homes. As a leader in the no-kill movement, we are dedicated to promoting shelter pet adoptions; encouraging spay/neuter programs; reducing animal cruelty; ending euthanasia; and advancing the highest standards in animal welfare. "Like" us at Facebook.com/TheAnimalLeague, follow us at Twitter.com/AnimalLeague. To learn more about animal rescue and welfare, visit www.AnimalLeague.org.

About Huntsville Animal Services
"Like" us at Facebook.com/huntsvilleanimalservices and visit our website at www.huntsvilleal.gov/animal.

About Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is a global leader in the pet care industry and promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Missouri. Nestlé Purina is part of Swiss-based Nestlé, the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company.

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