NCIS: Los Angeles Actress Renee Felice Smith Joins North Shore Animal League America As National Spokesperson For Its 2013 Tour

 NCIS: Los Angeles Actress Renee Felice Smith Joins North Shore Animal League
         America As National Spokesperson For Its 2013 Tour For Life®

PR Newswire

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2013


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday,
March 6, 2013, North Shore Animal League America will launch its 13^th annual
Tour For Life (TFL), a national cooperative life-saving adoption event. From
early March through mid-May, four Animal League Mobile Rescue and Adoption
Units will travel more than 15,000 miles, across the country, to 51 cities and
27 states plus Washington, D.C., to reinforce the importance of adoption and
familiarize communities with their local shelters.



Since its inception in 2001, and as the world's largest mobile pet adoption
event, Tour For Life has saved the lives of tens of thousands of animals
across the country.

"I am beyond honored to act as spokesperson for this life-saving, national
event, Tour For Life 2013," said Tour For Life 2013 Spokesperson, Actress 
Renee Felice Smith of CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles. "The plight of the shelter pet,
also known as a Mutt-i-gree®, is one that I hold close to my heart. Let us
remind ourselves of the unchanging love animals bring to our lives. Now is the
time to save a life; visit your local shelter and adopt!"

2013 Tour For Life travels to the following areas:

TFL 2013 Route 1 (Southern Route)

3/13         Friends of Animal Control Team Savannah    Savannah,
3/15        Pet Rescue by Judy                                         Sanford, FL
3/16  Palm Beach County AC & C  West Palm
                                                                                        Beach, FL
3/17 Miami-Dade Animal Services                                 Miami, FL
3/20     Humane Society of Pensacola  Pensacola,
3/22   Humane Society of South Mississippi       Gulfport,
3/23 & 3/24       Jefferson SPCA                                             New
                                          Orleans, LA
3/28     Citizens for Animal Protection        Houston, TX
3/30     Humane Society of Northwest                                Shreveport,
                             LA                            LA
4/4 Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter           Tuscaloosa,
4/5    Greater Birmingham Humane Society               Birmingham,
4/6    Florence/Lauderdale Animal Shelter           Florence,
4/7                          Huntsville Animal Services  Huntsville,
4/13  Pawmetto                                                   Columbia,
                             Lifeline SC
4/14 Watauga Humane Society                                Boone, NC

TFL 2013 Route 2 (Mid- Western Route)

4/4           Western Pennsylvania Humane Society           Pittsburgh,
4/5     Northeast Ohio SPCA     Parma, OH
4/6      Humane Society of Madison County              West Jefferson, OH
4/7     Indianapolis AC & C                          Indianapolis, IN
4/11 SPCA of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
4/12             Kentucky Humane Society  Louisville, KY
4/13             Bonaparte's                                   Nashville, TN
4/14          Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County     Memphis, TN
4/18      Van Buren County Animal Shelter               Clinton, AR
4/20    North Little Rock Animal Shelter             North Little Rock, AR
4/21       Humane Society of the Ozarks                  Fayetteville, AR
4/25          Joplin Humane Society                         Joplin, MO
4/26      Humane Society of Southwest                   Springfield, MO
4/27      Waynesville Dog Shelter                       Waynesville, MO
4/28        Animal Protective Association of              St. Louis, MO
5/2        Animal Welfare                                Chicago, IL
5/4 & 5/5             Iowa Humane Alliance                         Cedar Rapids, IA

TFL 2013 Route 3 (Pacific Desert Route)

3/30                  Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society             Amarillo,
4/4                        Wayside Waifs Humane Society     Kansas
                                                                                             City, MO
4/6                    Tishomingo Animal Shelter                          Tishomingo,
4/7 Pets Fur People                                    Tyler, TX
4/11                 PAWS in the City                                   Dallas, TX
4/12 – 4/14                        Rescue the Animals SPCA                            Abilene, TX
4/20 & 4/21                  Watermelon Mountain                                Rio Rancho,
                                          Ranch            NM
4/24                  Coconino Humane Association                        Flagstaff,
4/26                  Burbank Animal Shelter                             Burbank, CA
4/27                                      Irvine Animal Care Center                          Irvine, CA
4/28                                      L.A. County Baldwin Park Animal Care Center        Baldwin
                                                                                             Park, CA
5/2                                       Adopt a Rescue Pet                                 Las Vegas,
5/4 & 5/5                                 Salt Lake County Animal Services                   Salt Lake
                                                                                             City, UT
5/11 & 5/12                               National Mill Dog Rescue                           Colorado
                                                                                             Springs, CO

TFL 2013 Route 4 (Capital Route)

4/13       Connecticut Area Rescue Effort      Southbury, CT
4/14      Liberty Humane Society             Jersey City,
4/19   Pennsylvania                        Philadelphia,
                             SPCA PA
4/20      Homeward Trails                     Washington,
4/20          The Center for Animal Health &      Easton, PA
**5/10 TFL 2013 Grand Finale               New York,
                             (NSALA)    NY**

Tour For Life is made possible through the generosity of Presenting Sponsor
Purina ONE®, and Supporting Sponsor the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum. For more
information on Tour For Life, visit

About North Shore Animal League America
North Shore Animal League America - Home of the Mutt-i-gree® - headquartered
in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption
organization in the world. 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. To learn more about animal rescue
and welfare, visit

About Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Purina ONE is manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare Company, one of the
leading global players in the pet care industry. Nestle Purina promotes
responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive
bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestle
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 Nestle 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 21^st 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

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SOURCE North Shore Animal League America

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