Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order Criminal Intent) is now the National Spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America. Erbe fans should recall Erbe’s involvement in. preventing animal cruelty with her involvement with the Multigrees Club.
Here’s the press release, plus a video with Kathryn discussing her work.
Actress Kathryn Erbe of TV's Law & Order: Criminal Intent Is National Spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America's Tour for Life(R) 2009
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Shore Animal League America, the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, and television and film actress Kathryn Erbe announce the ninth annual Tour For Life(R), the world's largest cooperative adoption event.
Since its inception in 2001, Tour For Life, in partnership with Purina(R), has placed thousands of homeless animals with loving families. In 2009, Tour For Life will stop in 24 U.S. cities to help save pets' lives across America. It is the Animal League's month-long national cooperative initiative with animal shelters promoting the importance and advantages of adopting shelter animals as a life-saving measure. This year, the tour celebrates mixed-breed dogs under the banner of the newly launched American Mutt-i-grees(TM) Club (www.muttigrees.org).
"As a pet owner and animal lover, this life-saving tour is truly close to my heart. Adopting from a shelter is the right choice," said spokesperson Erbe, whose own mixed-breed Lilah was adopted from North Shore Animal League America. With more than 25 million mixed-breed dog owners in America, Erbe and the Tour For Life participants believe that the 2009 Tour For Life will help enhance the way animal lovers and potential adopters view mixed-breed pets, promote shelter adoptions and help reduce euthanasia rates.
For one month, beginning the last week in March, the Animal League's Mobile Adoption Units travel two cross-country routes, simultaneously, stopping at scheduled destinations, helping more than 100 shelters and rescue groups find homes for orphaned pets. All pets adopted during Tour For Life receive a free gift from Purina(R). Tour For Life ends with a "Grand Finale" event, hosted by Erbe at FAO Schwarz in New York City on Saturday, April 25, featuring celebrities posing in the world-famous toy store windows with puppies.
Tour For Life's presenting sponsor is the One Hope Network. Developed in conjunction with Purina ONE(R) brand pet food, the One Hope Network is dedicated to transforming the lives of pets and people by supporting the efforts of animal welfare organizations across the country. North Shore Animal League America is an advisory shelter for the One Hope Network. Supporting sponsors include Red Roof and Fort Dodge Animal Health(R).
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