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      Tour for Life helps displaced animals find homes

      The North Shore Animal League America teamed up with the Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society to host the Tour for Life Saturday at the Amarillo Civic Center helping displaced animals find homes.

      "We're adopting a little male dog and excited he's a puppy to keep our other dog company," said new dog owner Melissa Dailey.

      Dailey said that she thinks that it's better to adopt animals from a rescue group since there are so many that are in need of a home.

      Tour for Life started its excursion March 6th and plans to stop in a total of 51 cities across 26 states. It is the world's largest cooperative national adoption initiative and helps to save the lives of thousands of animals.

      "Every animal that we take to try and get adopted, we prevent euthanization of that animal," said Amarillo Humane Society Executive Director Jena McFall. "It's very important for the public to come take these animals into their homes and keep them off of the euthanization list."

      According to the North Shore Animal League America, last year's Tour for Life helped find homes for over 1,500 animals across the country. The next stop for Tour for Life will be in Kansas City, Missouri.

      For more information on Tour for Life, visit animalleague.org

      For more information on Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society, call (806) 373-1716