Mya Helps Promote Pet Adoption Initiative

The actress-singer is the spokeswoman for North Shore Animal League's Tour for Life event.

Posted: April 1, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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North Shore Animal League America has joined with actress and singer Mya to announce the 10th annual Tour for Life, the world's largest cooperative mobile pet adoption event.

Tour for Life, in partnership with Purina, has placed thousands of homeless animals with loving families since its inception in 2001. The 2010 Tour for Life will stop in 28 U.S. cities and work with 100 animal shelters to help save pets' lives across America. It is the Animal League's monthlong national cooperative initiative with animal shelters promoting the importance and advantages of adopting shelter animals as a life-saving measure.

Mya, who was a runner-up on “Dancing With the Stars” last year, will serve as spokesperson for the event. A passionate animal lover and rescuer, Mya shares her life with six pets, including four dogs, Rambo, Bear, Pepper and Tango, and two cats, Mellow and Journey; Journey was adopted from North Shore Animal League America.

“I would encourage anyone to consider bringing an animal into their lives, and especially to go to a shelter and rescue a homeless pet. You will be saving an innocent, precious life and giving yourself the most amazing gift possible," says Mya.

Purina ONE pet food is the presenting sponsor for Tour for Life. All pets adopted during Tour for Life receive a free bag of pet food and a goodie bag from Purina. The tour will end April 27 with an event in New York City’s Times Square hosted by Mya.

For more information about North Shore Animal League, the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, or to get information about Tour for Life, visit their website.

The 2010 Tour for Life schedule:

April 1 City of Sacramento Animal Care
Services and Sacramento City Animal Care &  Regulation
Sacramento, Calif.
April 3   Los Angeles Department of Animal Services Los Angeles
April 3 Humane Society of Sarasota County Sarasota, Fla.
April 6 Humane Society of Southern Mississippi Gulfport, Miss.
April 7 Southern Animal Foundation  New Orleans
April 7 Second Chance Center For Animals  Flagstaff, Ariz.
April 9 Greater Birmingham Humane Society Birmingham, Ala.
April 10 Florence Lauderdale Animal Care & Control  Florence, Ala.
April 10 Animal Humane/New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M.
April 11 Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society Amarillo, Texas
April 11 Huntsville Animal Services  Huntsville, Ala.
April 14 Southwest Missouri Humane Society Springfield, Mo.
April 14 Rescue The Animals SPCA Abilene, Texas
April 17 San Antonio Animal Care & Services San Antonio, Texas
April 17 APA of Missouri St. Louis
April 18 Citizens For Animal Protection Houston
April 20 North Little Rock Animal Shelter North Little Rock, Ark.
April 20 Iowa Humane Alliance Cedar Rapids, Iowa
April 22 Precious Friends Puppy Rescue & Adoption Clarksville, Tenn.
April 23 Indianapolis Animal Care & Control Indianapolis, Ind.
April 24 Humane Society of Madison County London, Ohio
April 24    Metro Animal Care & Control Nashville, Tenn.
April 24 CT Area Rescue (CARE)  Brookfield, Conn.
April 25 Northeast Ohio SPCA Parma, Ohio
April 27 North Shore Animal League America New York City


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June   Tempe, AZ

4/1/2010 6:05:42 PM

That is great. I hope a lot of pets get adopted in to loving, forever homes.

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