Mya Helps Promote Pet Adoption Initiative

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

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:

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