HBO 'True Blood’ Star Kristin Bauer van Straten Visits Best Friends Animal Society’s Sanctuary: Says It Is ‘A Trip For The Soul’

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Best known for her role as the vampire Pamela Swynford De Beaufort on the HBO series “True Blood” Kristin Bauer van Straten is a Best Friends Animal Society Celebrity Ambassador http://www.bestfriends.org and recently visited the society's sanctuary, the nation's largest no-kill refuge for companion animals.

Kristin Bauer van Straten

“This is a trip one simply must do. Best Friends is the only place like it in the world.

Actress Kristin Bauer van Straten said her recent visit to the nation’s largest no-kill companion animal sanctuary exceeded her expectations.

Bauer van Straten -- who is perhaps best known for her role as the vampire Pamela Swynford De Beaufort on the HBO series “True Blood”-- is a Best Friends Animal Society Celebrity Ambassador. For the last few years she has actively advocated for Best Friends in a variety of venues, including the launch of NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles). However she had never had the opportunity to visit Best Friends’ sanctuary until recently.

“Words can't describe this stunning operation,” commented Bauer van Straten. “Things impacted me that I hadn't expected. The beauty of the place, the backdrop of Utah is ever present. The people who work here and volunteer are quite astounding. I was also surprised by individual animals I met: a wobbly big black cat who pushed his head in to my hand and purred so loud; a guinea pig with a Mohawk who made such strong eye contact with me; and a seven-month-old pot belly pig who already knew all the tricks my seven-year-old dog can do.

“This is a trip one simply must do. Best Friends is the only place like it in the world. The founders have done something never before accomplished. Before their vision, no one believed (no-kill) was even possible. Lives are transformed at Best Friends through a very special combination of love and know how. Treat yourself to immersion and some of that transformation will also rub off on you, it has me. This is a trip for the soul."
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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