Lisa Edelstein, Star of New Bravo Series, ‘The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ Joins Best Friends Animal Society’s Save Them All Campaign

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Lisa Edelstein is the latest celebrity to join Best Friends Animal Society in bringing awareness to the sad fact that each day 9,000 cats and dogs die in our nation's shelters.

Lisa Edelstein 'I Saved"

When you rescue your pet, there's an undeniable bond and their extraordinary gift of gratitude is one of unconditional love. Far too many beautiful and loving animals are dying in shelters, simply because they don't have homes.

Lisa Edelstein urges Americans to get the “extraordinary gift of gratitude” that comes from adopting a rescued pet as she joins national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society’s campaign to end the killing of dogs and cats in our nation’s shelters.

Edelstein is perhaps best known for captivating audiences in the role of Dr. Lisa Cuddy who went toe to toe with the cantankerous Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) on the popular Fox series, ‘House M.D.’ Her new series ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ made its debut on Bravo on Dec. 2. From roles on series like “The Good Wife” and “Castle” and in movies such as “Keeping the Faith,” Edelstein is a perennial fan favorite.

Edelstein joins Danny Trejo, Carrie Ann Inaba, Denise Richards, Nils Lofgren, Josef Newgarden, Amanda Seyfried, Cecily Strong, Maggie Q, Elisabeth Rohm, Courtney Thorne-Smith and other luminaries participating 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.

“All of my pets are rescues,” Edelstein said. “When you rescue your pet, there's an undeniable bond and their extraordinary gift of gratitude is one of unconditional love. Far too many beautiful and loving animals are dying in shelters, simply because they don't have homes. I encourage anyone thinking of buying a pet to instead please visit their local animal shelter or rescue organization. When you adopt, you're doing your part to 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 the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. A 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 American shelters from 17 million per year to about 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to 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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