Saturday Night Live Star Cecily Strong Joins Best Friends Animal Society’s Save Them All Campaign

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Cecily Strong, a fan favorite on SNL and returning for her third season this Saturday, Sept. 27, is the latest celebrity to join in Best Friends Animal Society's efforts end the killing of homeless pets in our nation's shelters, http://bestfriends.org/savethemall

Cecily Strong

Adopting Lucy is one of the best things I've ever done. I didn't just save her, she saved me too. It's important to me for people to know that there are wonderful dogs and cats waiting for homes at their local shelter.

A stand-out star on Saturday Night Live, Cecily Strong, is the latest celebrity to lend her support to Best Friends Animal Society and the campaign to end the killing of dogs and cats in our nation’s shelters.

From memorable characters to celebrity impersonations, Strong is a fan favorite on SNL and is returning for her third season on this venerable NBC show Saturday, September 27. Next seen in upcoming feature films, "Staten Island Summer" and “The Bronze,” Strong also voices several characters in "The Awesomes," the HULU original series created by Seth Meyers.

Strong joins Danny Trejo, Carrie Ann Inaba, Denise Richards, Nils Lofgren, Josef Newgarden and other celebrities who will be featured in Best Friends’ photo campaign featuring celebrities posed with their personal rescued dogs and/or cats in support of the Save Them All call to action.

Strong said of her own rescued dog, who came from Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Mission Hills/Los Angeles, "Adopting Lucy is one of the best things I've ever done. I didn't just save her, she saved me too. It's important to me for people to know that there are wonderful dogs and cats waiting for homes at their local shelter. If you're thinking about getting a pet, please save a life by adopting. Together, we can Save Them All."

According to national statistics, each day more than 9,000 dogs and cats die in the nation’s shelters. Best Friends has brought increased awareness to how people can get involved in the solution by adopting, and spaying/neutering their pets, donating, volunteering and sharing this message with their friends.

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®.

To like Best Friends Animal Society on Facebook go to: http://www.facebook.com/bestfriendsanimalsociety

Follow Best Friends on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bestfriends

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