Elaine Hendrix Rescues Puppy Mill Dogs

Elaine Henrix’s acting resume includes such hits as The Parent Trap and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, but the role that remains closest to the heart of the star of the upcoming drama Deep in the Heart is that of animal rescuer.

A founding member of Animal Rescue Corps (ARC), the Tennessee native returned to her home state to take part in a raid on a Warren County puppy mill on March 26, 2011. The lives of 121 dogs were saved that day, with 117 taken to the Tennessee Fairgrounds, which served as an emergency shelter– the remaining dogs are currently in state’s custody. (The actress, who had kept fans informed about the raid and subsequent care of the canines, shared a photo of the temporary shelter on Twitter.)

A number of rescue sites have stepped up to take in the tiny tail-waggers, including Agape, the Nashville Humane Association, New Leash on Life and Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee (seen in the video below), who helped to house the final 10 Fidos with loving foster families as they wait for their forever homes.

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WBIR interviews Elaine Hendrix and others involved in the rescue of the puppy mill dogs in the following video:

The dogs saved in the Warren County puppy mill raid had been forced to live for years in squalid conditions, as shown in the following Animal Rescue Corps video which chronicles their journey from fear to freedom:

Photo Credit: Plixi

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.

  • Good on you Elaine – thanks so much. I am from the UK and do what I can online to support anti-puppy mill campaigns, so really understand.