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Iams Home 4 the Holidays Celebrates the Holiday Season and Raises Awareness for Pet Adoption
Adorable Orphaned Dogs and Cats Lend a Paw to Representatives of Helen Woodward Animal Center and Iams Home 4 the Holidays to Ring the Closing BellŪ at the NYSE
For Release: 20 Dec 10
EVENT:  
Orphan dogs and cats available for adoption during the 12th annual Iams Home 4 the Holidays will visit the New York Stock Exchange on Thurs., Dec. 23 to raise awareness for pet adoption.
 
In honor of this occasion, representatives of Bideawee, Helen Woodward Animal Center, and  Iams Home 4 the Holidays will ring the Closing Bell, along with the help of orphan dogs and cats.
 
Iams Home 4 the Holidays – founded by Helen Woodward Animal Center, aims to place 1.5 million orphan pets in happy, loving homes this holiday season and significantly reduce the number of orphan pets in shelters around the world. The program kicked off on Oct.1, 2010 and will end on Jan. 4, 2011. Since the beginning of the program in 1999, IH4TH has helped nearly 5.5 million animals find loving homes. 
 
When:
Thursday, December 23, 2010
3:30 p.m.  Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
4:00 p.m.  The Closing Bell rings
 
Where:
NYSE Security Checkpoint (white tent) at the corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
Contact:
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Annmarie Gioia  at 212.656.5437 or agioia@nyx.com
 
Important note to media entering the NYSE: 
The use of wireless equipment/gear/microphones is not permitted inside the NYSE due to interference with NYSE broadcasting frequencies.  When necessary, wired mics should be utilized.
 
Photo/Video:
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Closing Bell (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact the NYSE Broadcast Center at 212.656.5483.
 
Webcast:
A live webcast of The Closing Bell (beginning at 3:59 p.m.) will be available on the homepage of nyx.com.