Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
What do an Oscar® winning actress, a music multi-hyphenate, an NHL star, and a beloved hero dog have in common? They are among the twelve entertainers and public figures joining the ranks of Best Friends Animal Society Celebrity Ambassadors have made a commitment to the national animal welfare organization to use their influence and visibility to raise awareness about the plight of homeless animals in the United States and the work Best Friends is doing to Save Them All.
“To have celebrities use their influence to speak out on behalf of homeless animals is incredibly important,” said Best Friends CEO Gregory Castle. “Every day more than 9,000 dogs and cats are dying in our nation’s shelters and it will only be by everyone doing what they can that we can solve this problem. Best Friends’ Celebrity Ambassadors are found in a wide variety of fields, from entertainment to music to sports and because of that, the message of Save Them All is reaching into more and more communities of interest.”
The new celebrity ambassadors are:
The newly announced Ambassadors join an already impressive roster of Best Friends Celebrity Ambassadors including: Alyssa Milano, Amy Smart, Autumn Reeser, Bill Maher, Bruce Weber, Carrie Ann Inaba, Charlize Theron, Cloris Leachman, Denise Richards, Dr. Jane Goodall, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Emmylou Harris, Eric Roberts, Eric Stonestreet, Gabrielle Anwar, Hawk Koch, Ian Somerhalder, Jason Gray-Stanford, Jillian Michaels, Joanna Krupa, Julie Marie Berman, Kelly Wearstler, Kevin Conway, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Laura Dern, Linda Hunt, Lisa Edelstein, Lu Parker, Maggie Lawson, Maggie Q, Neko Case, Nils and Amy Lofgren, Patrick Fabian, Rachelle Lefevre, Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner, Timothy Omundson, Travis Clark, Tricia Helfer, Valery Ortiz, Willie Nelson and Yeardley Smith.
About Best Friends Animal Society®
Best Friends Animal Society is a national animal welfare organization focused on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 4 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All®.
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