This year, the North Shore Animal League America, which is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, has teamed up with animal lover Wynonna Judd, christening her the national spokesperson for the group’s 11th annual Tour for Life.

"My pets have always been a very important part of my life," Judd said in a statement. "They are loyal, non-judgmental and offer unconditional love. Being the spokesperson for Tour For Life gives me an opportunity to encourage other Americans to share the same happiness." Judd also encourages adoption, saying, "When considering a new family member, please stop by a local shelter and rescue a homeless pet, they will be eternally grateful to you for saving their life."

The Tour For Life begins Saturday, March 19th in conjunction with Purina and is a life-saving adoption event. Since its inception, the TFL has placed hundreds of thousands of homeless pets into loving families nationally. The goal is to promote the advantages of adoption and saving shelter animal lives.

As part of the campaign, two Mobile Adoption Units will travel simultaneously across the country and partner with more than 100 shelter and rescue groups in 37 cities in 19 states. These "shelters on wheels" will cover over 13,000 miles and help save the lives of thousands of animals across the country through humane education and mobile adoption events. It is a month-long initiative.