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Beginning at 3:30pm Saturday, Broadway stars Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters are set to host this year’s 13th annual Broadway Barks pet adoption drive where animal shelters from surrounding areas come to participate.

A total of 27 shelters and rescue groups will showcase adoptable dogs and cats, however this year the adoption drive will have some extra help from other Broadway stars with a celebrity presentation of pets from citywide shelters taking place from 5:30-6:30pm.  Joining Peters and Moore at the 13th annual Broadway Barks adoption drive, will be around 15 stars from numerous Broadway plays including stars Victoria Clark and Patina Miller from Broadway hit “Sister Act.”

“I get the typical unconditional love that you get from a dog,” said Clark, of her golden retriever, Angel.  “When the vans pull up with all the kittens and dogs you just can’t help but want to adopt one.”

After owning her first pet, a golden retriever, Clark adopted a black-and-white kitten from the Artemis Project, a local non profit rescue group composed of actors and authors.

Moore and Peters, outside of their Broadway spotlight, have always been passionate animal advocates and have no problem sharing the stage with the multiple pets available for adoption as well as the multiple stars of Broadway.  This Broadway season’s stars will share the stage with several adoptable cats and dogs, which includes stars from shows such as “The Addams family” and “The Book of Mormon.”

Peters remains thrilled that fellow actors continue supporting a cause she holds so dear and close to her heart.

To learn more about the 13th annual Broadway Barks pet adoption drive visit Broadway.com at http://www.broadway.com/buzz/156814/13th-annual-broadway-barks/.  Or for more information on shelters that may be participating at this years Broadway Barks and schedule of events and location, visit the New York Daily News at http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/07/02/2011-07-02_bway_to_lend_a_paw_sister_act_star_heads_annual_adoption_drive.html.

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