A smooch from a celebrity can make anyone’s day, but for the pets at Ventura County Animal Services a kiss from actor Orlando Brown was literally life-changing.
Making the first of two visits to the Camarillo, California shelter in late July, the former star of the Disney Channel series That’s So Raven puckered up for the sake of pups when he found out that every dog he touched during his stay would be taken off the euthanasia list, Kim Sill for D Cups Saving Tea Cups reports.
Becoming buddies with the cats, canines and bunnies at the shelter, the actor (who has stepped into the role of National Ambassador for the American Humane Association and will soon act as a celebrity judge at the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards) filmed a PSA promoting the option of adoption before vowing to return to Ventura County Animal Services in early August to help kick start the site’s participation in the ASPCA $100K Challenge.
One of 50 shelters across America hoping to win $100,000 (which would be used for much-needed medicine for the animal hospital and new cat accommodations) the Camarillo site needs to find forever homes for 1,780 orphaned pets over the next three months.
Thanks in part to Orlando Brown, True Blood star Michelle Forbes, former Playboy Playmate Devin Devasquez, Surf Dog Ricochet (seen bonding with Orlando Brown in the photo to the right), cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy from the Animal Planet series My Cat from Hell, The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation and D Cups Saving Tea Cups, Ventura County Animal Services kicked started the campaign by adopting out 37 dogs, 8 cats and 10 rabbits and “pocket pets” during the August 6, 2011 kick-off event.
For more information:
- visit www.vcas.us
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For more information regarding Bound Angels, the non-profit rescue organization which filmed the PSAs:
- visit www.boundangels.org
Photo Credit: Bound Angels