New Animal Rescue Book Reveals What Actress Molly Sims is Passionate About

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Molly Sims stars in NBC’s dramatic television series, Las Vegas. She has been selected seven times as a model for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue with the 2006 pose in a $30 million diamond bikini. What the public doesn’t know about the actress, television host, and supermodel is revealed in the new book, RESCUED: Saving Animals from Disaster by Allen and Linda Anderson.

Molly Sims stars in NBC’s dramatic television series, Las Vegas. She has been selected seven times as a model for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue with the 2006 pose in a $30 million diamond bikini. What the public doesn’t know about the actress, television host, and supermodel is revealed in the new book, RESCUED: Saving Animals from Disaster by Allen and Linda Anderson (Foreword by U.S. Senator John Ensign, New World Library, September, 2006, 346 pages, 16 pages color photos, index, resources, ISBN: 1577315448, $16.95, http://www.rescuedsavinganimals.net).

In interview questions that Sims answered for the Minnesota-based authors, she said, “It’s respect for life and being a decent human being to believe in animal rescue. I think it shows that we have heart and that we care about everyone in our communities, including our animals.” About her two dogs, Chloe and Poupette, Sims told the Andersons, “I would never leave my dogs behind, no matter what. A pet becomes your child, dependent upon you for survival.”

RESCUED interviews also reveal:

***Molly Sims offers three carefully thought-out suggestions for improving animal rescue in disasters

***Classic Hollywood actress Tippi Hedren works with Congressional leaders to author national legislation that protects people and animals; at the 40-acre Shambala preserve that she founded to save eleven species of lions and tigers, she got a neck massage from an elephant

***Beloved actress and Golden Girl Rue McLanahan has become a powerhouse for animal welfare and PETA spokesperson

***”ET’s Mom” Dee Wallace equates animal rescue with the foundation of who we are as a compassionate nation

***Actor, director, writer, producer Joe Mantegna became an animal advocate via his daughter who rescues cats

***Icon Brigitte Bardot, founder of a nonprofit organization that fights animal abuse worldwide, sent a published, open letter to President Bush after animals were left behind in Hurricane Katrina rescues

***After Oprah Winfrey’s New Orleans’ show, where Oprah sent Matthew McConaughey to bring the heroic Dr. James Riopelle and fifty animals out of the Lindy Boggs Hospital, the televised segment led to a bizarre turn of events that became another national news story.

The Andersons decided to write about animal rescue after it came to the fore during Hurricane Katrina. They and the publisher are donating a portion of the proceeds from RESCUED to animal rescue organizations. They wanted to honor and document the work of an estimated 5,000 volunteers who went to the Gulf Coast to assist in the largest animal rescue operation in history after 600,000 animals were left homeless or died. RESCUED provides practical suggestions for fast evacuation in the wake of any emergency.

The book shows why animal rescue and pet evacuation are vital in a nation where two out of three homes have family pets, how Hurricanes Katrina and Rita changed the way Americans view animal rescue, and the indications that animal rescue is growing as a social movement. There is a thirty-page resource section and index that make this book a must-read for pet owners and anyone who has considered volunteering, making a career in, or training for animal rescue.

RESCUED gives readers a comprehensive look at animal rescue as it occurs with 7,000 organizations and 10,000,000 members operating in communities across the country everyday. It demonstrates how animal sheltering has evolved into state-of-the-art facilities, how animal control has grown from the catch-and-kill mentality to law

enforcement capabilities that curb animal abuse, and how national animal organizations' missions affect people who don't even have pets.

What Celebrities Are Saying about RESCUED:

“Compelling, fascinating, and most importantly highly moral.” — Ben Stein, author, actor, commentator

“Animal rescue had a defining moment after Hurricane Katrina. Widespread media coverage showing thousands of stranded animals helped to bring about the largest animal rescue effort in history and raised the public’s awareness of the bond between the companion animal and his or her human family. RESCUED provides riveting accounts of courage and persistence after Katrina. With its inspiring and dramatic stories of animal rescue, this book serves as a reminder that saving animals’ precious lives is not only noble but a moral imperative.” --Gretchen Wyler, vice-president of The Humane Society of the United States, producer of Genesis Awards broadcast on Animal Planet

“Believing that domesticated pets are family members and that by helping them one is also helping people, the Andersons detail what has been learned from Katrina and provide instructions for readers in the event that they face an evacuation. The authors stress that owners must take primary responsibility for their pets and that rescue volunteers should be properly trained. . .their advice is well taken.”--Publisher’s Weekly review, 7-24-06

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