Pierce Brosnan and Kevin Nealon Join National Animal Groups to Launch 'Operation-Save-A-Pet-Katrina.com'
(Comtex Global News Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)Feb 06, 2006 (U.S. Newswire via COMTEX) --News Advisory:
Press conference to be held in Los Angeles (hosted by Kevin Nealon), featuring pets saved from the hurricane and announcing national PSA and internet campaign featuring Pierce Brosnan to promote pet adoption to make room in shelters for more Katrina rescued pets.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 A.M. PST
LOCATION: L.A. Department of Animal Services, North Central Shelter, 3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (Monday, February 6, 2006) - A major publicity effort, including PSAs and a web site launch is being kicked off Tuesday in Los Angeles in a last-ditch effort to save thousands of pets made homeless by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Actor Pierce Brosnan and other celebrities appear in pubic service announcements to be released over the next several weeks, promoting a national pet adoption effort in order to make room in shelters for pets still being rescued from the destruction in the Gulf.
The effort, called "Operation-Save-A-Pet-Katrina.com" -- http://www.operation-save-a-pet-katrina.com/ -- represents a coalition of the nation's largest animal welfare organizations, led by Best Friends Animal Society and supported by 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com.
"Tens of thousands of family pets left homeless by Katrina and Rita are facing hunger, still wandering near their destroyed homes, and have no one to feed or care for them," says Michael Mountain, president of Best Friends Animal Society. "A crucial link in the rescue chain has broken because we have few places around the country left to send these pets, so we need people to adopt any pet from their local shelter to help make more space."
The public is invited to pet adoption websites such as www.1-800-Save-A-Pet.com and www.OperationSaveAPetKatrina.com to promote pet adoption so the rescue efforts can continue.
Media can obtain more information, including b-roll video and print-quality stills of Katrina animal rescue and PSA at http://www.1-800-Save-A-Pet.com/media.
About Best Friends Animal Society: Best Friends Animal Society is working with shelters and rescue groups nationwide to bring about a time when there will be no more homeless pets. Best Friends operates the country's largest sanctuary for homeless animals, and provides adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs nationwide.
About 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com: 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com is North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website
1-800-Save-A-Pet: David Meyer, 310-897-6546 or Abbie
or Best Friends Animal Society: Barbara Williamson,
435-689-0200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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