Cedar Rapids, IA - North Shore Animal League America's 2013 Tour For Life -
a national cooperative life-saving adoption event - will arrive in Cedar Rapids to partner with Iowa Humane Alliance for special mobile adoption events. Saturday May 4th at the Walmart Super Center, 3601 SW 29th St, Cedar Rapids and on Sunday, May 5th at the Iowa Humane Alliance Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic, 6540 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids from Noon - 6 p.m.
In partnership with PURINA ONE®, Tour for Life is the world's largest cooperative mobile pet adoption initiative aimed at reinforcing the importance and advantages of shelter pet adoptions and familiarizing communities with their local shelter.
In addition to having adoptable shelter and rescue dogs, cats, puppies and kittens -- also known as Mutt-i-grees® -- the event will also offer information on the benefits of adopting shelter pets, behavioral education, and affordable services available to pet owners at the Iowa Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic. The event also includes other participating organizations such as Safe Haven of Iowa County, Cedar Valley Humane Society, Friends of the Animal Shelter in Vinton, Protégé Canine Rescue, Waverly Pet Rescue, Last Hope Animal Rescue, Washington PAWS and More Animal Shelter, SAINT's Rescue, AHeinz57 Rescue, Witty Kitties Special Needs Animal Shelter, Iowa Equine Rescue and Awareness League, Animal Welfare Foundation and Safe Journey's Animal Rescue. Activities will include Face painting and kid's activities, dog training demonstrations by Spot and Co., caricature artist, live music by Craig Erickson and the JC Project, root beer floats,hot dogs and lots more!
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 51 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 - thirteen years ago and is responsible for placing thousands of pets into loving and permanent homes. Tour For Life 2012 saved the lives of nearly 1600 animals across the country.
Tour For Life's presenting sponsor is Purina ONE® pet food brand. The Tour is also supported by The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. For more information on Tour For Life 2013 visit www.animalleague.org
About North Shore Animal League America
North Shore Animal League America - Home of the Mutt-i-gree® - 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 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. "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 Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Purina ONE is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, one of the leading global players in the pet care industry. Nestlé Purina promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestlé 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 Nestlé 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.
Iowa Humane Alliance is a Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor area nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ending companion animal over-population, shelter overcrowding and animal suffering in Iowa by increasing public access to affordable, quality spay/neuter services. The Iowa Humane Alliance Regional Spay/Neuter Clinic provides high quality, low cost, high volume spay/neuter surgeries, five days a week. Call 319-363-1225 for an appointment.