A proud pet parent who adopted a Pit Bull puppy from the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in February 2013, MTV personality Vinny Guadagnino has taken on the role of national spokesperson for Pet Adoptathon Month, taking place this June.
“Animal League America and I share a common goal: to bring awareness to the plight of the shelter pet in our country and show the world that we need to put an end to the amount of innocent animals that are being euthanized each year,” said Guadagnino. “By adopting from your local shelter during the month of June, you too can join the Pet Adoptathon cause and save a life! I made the life-saving choice when I adopted my little pup, Tita, and now it’s your turn!”
Vinny Guadagnino on the day he welcomed Tita into his heart and home:
— AnimalLeague (@AnimalLeague) February 25, 2013
Approximately 3,000 shelters in 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and six countries will take part in the effort, which kicks off at NSALA’s Pet Adoptathon Headquarters in Port Washington, New York at 9 a.m. on June 1st with a 36-hour adoptathon, complete with than 700 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens who will have the chance to meet prospective pet parents; a visit from celebrity supporters Vinny Guadagnino and Animal League America’s Pet Ambassador, Scooby-Doo; a grooming demonstration by celebrity groomer, Jorge Bendersky; a Purina Incredible Dog Team agility show and children’s activities.
Thousands of participating shelters will host weekend Pet Adoptathon events promoting the benefits of shelter pet adoptions and showcasing the many beautiful and healthy animals that are available. Pet Adoptathon activities will run through the month of June nationwide in an effort to raise awareness for shelter animals and save more lives. Since its inception in 1995, Pet Adoptathon events have taken place all over the world, helping find permanent and loving homes for nearly half a million animals.
For more information on Pet Adoptathon Month or to find a participating shelter near you:
- visit www.AnimalLeague.org
Photo Credit: PRNewsFoto/North Shore Animal League America; Twitter/Vinny Guadagnino