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Animal Attraction: Tour for Life

Animal Attraction:  Tour for Life

by Stacy Fox

khou.com

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 5:49 AM

The 2010 Tour for Life Adopt-A-Thon Event is set for Sunday, April 18th. Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) is proud to once again be selected to participate in the lifesaving international effort spearheaded by the North Shore Animal League America of New York.  From 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM, the Pet Adopt-A-Thon event will be held at the CAP shelter (11925 Katy Freeway), The Tour for Life Mobile Adoption Unit will also be at the shelter. The day’s activities will include:  

Fabulous Felines & Cuddly Canines for Adoption
Bunny Buddies – Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit
Showcasing CAP’s Foster Home Pets
Gigantic Sidewalk Sale & Bake Sale
FREE Pet Care Gift Bags
Bargains Galore in the CAP Thrift Store
Low-Cost Microchipping Services
Goodies for you and your pet at CAP’s Pet Supply Shop

Many incredible dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted and CAP will waive the adoption fee by 50% for any pet over two years old, all large breed dogs and for animals who have been at the shelter for more than two months.  An animal care technician will be on site to administer Microchips for your pet(s). CAP’s Happy Tails Pet Supply Shop will be open for all your pet needs. In addition CAP’s Thrift Store – “the only resale shop in Houston benefiting animals” - offers customers amazing bargains.

Since its inception in 2001, Tour for Life, in partnership with Purina, has placed thousands of homeless animals with loving families while promoting the importance of adopting shelter dogs, cats, puppies and kittens as a life-saving measure. Tour for Life travels 20 cities “from the Golden Gate to the Empire State” to spotlight animal shelters as the best place to adopt and to make the public aware that shelter dogs and cats are wonderful lifetime companions.  Tour for Life comes to 16 states, works with more than 100 animal organizations and logs more than 25,000 miles. This year, the Animal League is excited to welcome back our Tour for Life 2008 spokesperson, internationally known, respected and loved singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, philanthropist and Animal League adopter and friend, Mýa.

CITIZENS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION has been serving pets and people in Greater Houston since 1972. CAP shelters and cares for between 11,000 - 12,000 animals each year, offers pet adoptions seven days a week, provides pet facilitated therapy for the elderly in nursing homes, provides animal rescue and lost and found assistance, educates the public on the need for spaying/neutering pets to reduce the pet overpopulation crises in addition to offering many other service programs with the goal of eliminating inhumane treatment and suffering of animals. CAP has been awarded a 4-star rating for sound fiscal management for the eighth consecutive year by Charity Navigator, America's premier nonprofit evaluator. Only 1% of the charities rated nationwide have achieved this exceptional distinction.  Please visit www.cap4pets.org.

 

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