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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.,
Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Shore Animal League America, the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, will hold its annual DogCatemy Mutt-i-grees® Rescue Awards Gala on
Monday, December 17
6 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Highlighting the life-saving efforts of Animal League America, this annual event will also celebrate the inaugural Mutt-i-grees® Express rescue of over 100 animals from across the country that were given a ticket to a new life on board the Mutt-i-grees Express. The Mutt-i-grees Express, will be present at the Gala, with some of the Mutt-i-grees from the inaugural journey who will be up for adoption.
The evening will begin with a celebrity Red Carpet cocktail hour attended by Animal League America Spokesperson Beth Stern and Animal League America Supporters HGTV's
, Renowned Dog Behaviorist Cesar Millan, Actors
Renee Felice Smith
, and Broadcasters
. ABC News Good Morning America Co-Anchors Lara Spencer (who has adopted from Animal League America),
will lead the program as the Masters of Ceremonies.
The Gala is themed around the rapidly expanding Mutt-i-grees® Movement, a movement that generates awareness of the plight of shelter animals, elevates their status and reduces animal cruelty through education and innovative programs, such as the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, a unique approach to teaching children social, emotional and instinctual skills as well as highlighting the individual characteristics and needs of Mutt-i-grees, and the Mutt-i-grees Express.