Saturday, April 11, 2015

North Shore Animal League America & Boston Medical Center unite to bring comfort and puppy love

MSPCA Boston Will Have Plenty Of Adoptable, Adorable Pets Aboard the League’s Mobile Unit

WHAT: North Shore Animal League America will join forces with Boston Medical Center (BMC) on Tuesday, April 14, to bring smiles and puppy love to the hospital and its surrounding community. Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, knows first-hand the power of the human-animal bond, and will drive its “shelter on wheels” from Port Washington, NY, to Boston as part of the Tour for Life. This is the third year that North Shore Animal League America has come to BMC, and the annual visit continues to bring comfort to those affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, including hospital staff.

The Mobile Unit will be filled with adorable, adoptable pets from MSPCA Boston, all looking for loving homes.

Tour For Life travels throughout the United States from North to South and East to West in four Mobile Adoption Units helping shelter and rescue groups in 37 cities and 26 states bring awareness to their organizations and find homes for the adorable adoptable animals in their care.

WHEN:                 Tuesday, April 14,   10 am – 3 pm ET                   

WHO:                   Adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens

WHERE:               Boston Medical Center; 715 Albany Street (driveway behind BMC’s Executive Offices)  Boston, MA 02118

About Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 482-bed, academic medical center that is the primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Committed to providing high-quality health care to all, the hospital offers a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services including primary and family medicine and advanced specialty care with an emphasis on community-based care. Boston Medical Center offers specialized care for complex health problems and is a leading research institution, receiving more than $118 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2014. It is the 11th largest recipient of funding in the U.S. from the National Institutes of Health among independent hospitals. In 1997, BMC founded Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Inc., now one of the top ranked Medicaid MCOs in the country, as a non-profit managed care organization. It does business in Massachusetts as BMC HealthNet Plan and as Well Sense Health Plan in New Hampshire, serving more than 315,000 people, collectively. Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine are partners in the Boston HealthNet – 14 community health centers focused on providing exceptional health care to residents of Boston. For more information, please visit

About North Shore Animal League America

Animal League America has saved more than 1,000,000 lives.  As the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, we understand that a rescue isn’t complete until each animal is placed into a loving home.  Our innovative programs provide education to reduce animal cruelty and advance standards in animal welfare.  We reach across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, puppy mills, natural disasters and other emergencies and find them permanent, loving homes