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490 Homeless Animals Found New Families At North Shore Animal League America’s 23rd Annual Global Pet Adoptathon

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  12. May 2017

Port Washington, NY - May 12, 2017 - North Shore Animal League America opened its doors on Saturday, May 6th for Global Pet Adoptathon™ 2017 – sponsored by Purina®. Adopters were able to choose from hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and the first 100 approved adoptions were FREE thanks to our sponsor Purina! The doors remained open for 36 hours straight and at the end almost 500 animals found loving, responsible homes.
 
Actress, adopter and Animal League America supporter, Camren Bicondova from FOX’s hit television show “Gotham”, participated in the opening ceremonies and then she cut the ribbon to officially begin Pet Adoptathon 2017.
 
Throughout the weekend, there were performances by the Purina® Incredible Dog Team, along with plenty of fun filled family activities including face painting, arts and crafts, and balloon sculptures. Mr. Met also made a special appearance entertain those waiting to adopt their new best friends.
 
Global Pet Adoptathon continues throughout the month of May with over 2,000 animal shelters and rescue groups across the country and around the world joining Animal League America for this premiere global pet adoption event, sponsored by Purina®, to help save the lives of homeless pets. For information on an adoption event in your area go to www.animalleague.org.
 
Media RSVP to: 
Kathleen Lynn
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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.
 
About Pet Adoptathon®
Pet Adoptathon® is an initiative developed by North Shore Animal League America that, for more than two decades, has brought together the international animal shelter and rescue community to raise awareness of the plight of homeless pets worldwide and to find them loving and permanent homes. In 2017 Pet Adoptathon® included more than 2,000 participating animal shelters and rescue groups in 50 states (plus Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and internationally in Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Peru, Philippines. The result was more than 30,000 shelter pets being placed in loving, permanent homes.

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