I'm VERY excited to be doing a public event soon w/Cesar Milan, The Dog Whisperer!
... and very excited about my YouTube video
- Caricature Artist, Dale Gladstone (Now I'm on Amazon.com, too!)
Animal Shelters Worldwide Join North Shore Animal League America
And Spokesperson Cesar Millan (The Dog Whisperer) for 15th Annual Pet Adoptathon Weekend 2009 on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd.
North Shore Animal League America
16 Lewyt Street
Port Washington, NY 11050
(DATE) (Port Washington, NY) – On Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2009 more than 2000 animal shelters worldwide will join North Shore Animal League America in Pet Adoptathon 2009, helping to save the lives of homeless pets. Renowned dog expert Cesar Millan, serves as spokesperson, for the 15th annual global adoption extravaganza, sponsored by Nestle Purina PetCare Company and will take part in activities at the Pet Adoptathon headquarters in Port Washington, NY during the weekend.
Beginning at 9 AM on Saturday, May 2, shelters in every time zone will open their doors for the 36-hour adoption event. This year’s Pet Adoptathon will celebrate 2009 as the Year of Mutt-i-grees™, an initiative of The American Mutt-i-grees Club (AMC) The AMC encourages animal lovers world wide to adopt of mixed breed shelter dogs as a way of taking a stand against inhumane puppy mills and helping to curb the rate of euthanasia of healthy adoptable shelter animals due to lack of space.
On Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Pet Adoptathon national headquarters, North Shore Animal League America will hold opening ceremonies, featuring Millan. The star of National Geographic Channel’s, “Dog Whisperer,” Millan recently created “Sessions with Cesar”, a successful online training course for dog owners. In partnership with North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, he is also developing a 3-step “Shelter & Rescue Sessions” training program to benefit the more than 2000 Pet Adoptathon 2009shelter and rescue partners. “Shelter & Rescue Sessions” will address relinquishments, in-shelter behavior problems (to enhance adoptability of pets) and give shelters and rescues an effective post-adoption tool to minimize return rates. Cesar and Ilusion Millan have also created a foundation to help support the shelter and rescue community.
Over the course of Pet Adoptathon Weekend Animal League adopters, will have over 700 puppies, kittens, dogs and cats to choose from at the Port Washington shelter. In addition to Cesar Millan’s appearances, the 36 hour marathon event will feature family-style entertainment under a big tent, including performances both days by the Purina Incredible Dog Team, refreshments, raffles, a caricaturist (Dale Gladstone), a pet psychic and spring plant sales. Experts in training, veterinary care and grooming will be on hand both days to offer tips and advice.
In 1995, Pet Adoptathon began as a North Shore Animal League adoption weekend, with the goal of finding homes for each and every dog and cat at the Animal League. That weekend, over 500 needy pets found loving homes. Encouraged by the success, the Animal League went on to invite shelters world-wide to participate in Pet Adoptathon. Last year, over 2,000 shelters participated, including organizations in all fifty states and over 23 countries world-wide, with at least one shelter in each time zone. To date, Pet Adoptathon has fostered over 250,000 loving adoptions world-wide.
Pet Adoptathon, a program of North Shore Animal League America, is sponsored by Purina(R) and Fort Dodge Animal Health(R). For participating shelters in your area or more information visit www.AnimalLeague.org or call the Adoptathon Hotline at 800-214-4308.