Breaking Dawn Part 2 Star Marlane Barnes Spokesperson for SpayFIRST

Currently starring in the number one movie at the box office, but Breaking Dawn: Part 2 star Marlane Barnes– who portrays Maggie, a vampire from the Irish coven in the cinematic retelling of Stephenie Meyer’s novels– has an offscreen role that has landed her a number one spot in the hearts of animal lovers.

The actress, who is a proud pet parent to three cats and a foster to homeless dogs, is the national spokesperson for SpayFIRST!, an organization which strives to curb the problem of pet overpopulation by initiating low-cost spay and neuter clinics for communities in need through partnerships with private veterinary clinics and mobile clinics.

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Marlane Barnes talks about fostering dogs and the need to help pets in peril in the following interview with ScreenSlam:

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