Tricia Helfer, star of SyFy’s mini-series ‘Ascension,’ asks people to support Best Friends Animal Society’s Save Them All campaign

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Tricia Helfer is speaking out on behalf of national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society’s Save Them All campaign because of her personal experience with rescued animals.

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They each have such individual personalities that it breaks my heart to know how many loving wonderful souls are killed in shelters every year just because they can't find a home.

Actress and animal advocate Tricia Helfer recently starred in the highly-rated SyFy network mini-series “Ascension” which asked audiences “what if” in the 1960s the United States had sent the best and brightest into space to colonize a new world? In real life, Helfer is asking people to imagine “what if” everyone adopted their pets from shelters and rescues.

Creating lasting memories with her characters such as the humanoid Cylon “Six” on “Battlestar Galactica” and Texas Ranger “Molly Parker” on ABC’s “Killer Women,” Helfer also has a sizeable reputation in the gaming world where she has voiced several notable characters including Commander Veronica Dare in Halo: ODST, EDI in Mass Effect 2 and 3, and Sarah Kerrigan in Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.

Helfer is speaking out on behalf of national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society’s Save Them All campaign because of her personal experience with rescued animals.

“I have adopted all of my furry ‘kids’ and I cannot imagine my life without them.  I take care of them and give them love, but they give me so much more,” Helfer said. “So much love and so many laughs. They each have such individual personalities that it breaks my heart to know how many loving wonderful souls are killed in shelters every year just because they can't find a home.  Please, when you're looking to bring a new pet into your home, adopt.  Together, we can Save Them All.”

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

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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