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Tour for Life 2014 is Coming Soon!

In early Spring 2014, North Shore Animal League America’s Mobile Rescue & Adoption Units will once again trek across the U.S. for our annual Tour For Life®, a life-saving nationwide adoption tour.

This year’s journey will be covering more than 17,000 miles to work with shelters and rescue groups to bring attention to and find homes for the wonderful homeless animals.

Librarians of the Month: Kristin Shankles and Sara Fade

This month’s featured Mutt-i-grees librarians, Kristin Shankles and Sara Fade, were nominated by Tracy Delgado-LaStella at Middle Country Public Library (MCPL) in Centereach, NY. Middle Country Public Library (Centereach, NY), founder of Family Place Libraries™, is the national pilot site for Mutt-i-grees® in the Library.

Selma High School Partners with Local Shelter

In January 2014, Selma High School (Selma, CA) will begin collaborating with Second Chance Animal Shelter as part of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. “It teaches kids how to be confident, be compassionate and just kind of all-around life skills while incorporating humane skills,” said Sarah Trujillo Chambless, president of Second Chance.

Selma High Principal Mark Babiarz says his school's participation in the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum will make his community a better place:

Tour for Life® 2014 Participating Schools, Libraries & Afterschool Programs

This year, schools, libraries, and afterschool programs around the country are helping their local shelters as part of North Shore Animal League America’s national Tour for Life®. In the spirit of the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, communities are participating in Mutt-i-grees Pack Parties to raise funds and awareness for Mutt-i-grees®.

Canine Acts as Co-teacher at Texas Middle School

It’s not often one gets to take his four-legged friend to school — especially not one as big or as hairy as Tango the Leonberger. But Tango, a 120-pound dog, isn’t walking the halls of Levelland Middle School for show and tell. Through her calm, confident and caring temperament, she’s actually teaching the students in D’Nae Wilson’s classroom basic social behaviors. Wilson calls Tango her “co-teacher” for the Mutt-i-grees class the pair began last semester.