Emmylou Harris Honored by Best Friends Animal Society

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EmmylouHarris_IMG_3206_WEBShe’s garnered 13 Grammy Awards over the course of her music career by tugging at our heartstrings with timeless tunes, and now singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris has received an award for touching our hearts through her efforts to help those who have no voice.

Currently on the road for her 2014 tour, after her concert at the Wiltern Theatre in L.A. Marc Peralta (executive director of Best Friends- Los Angeles) presented the entertainer with an award in recognition of her dogged determination to put homeless pets on the road to a brighter tomorrow through Bonaparte’s Retreat Dog Rescue, which was established by the singer in 2004; her work with Crossroads Campus, a non-profit which helps both people and pets in need; and her support for Best Friends Animal Society.

“Emmylou Harris is a longtime friend to animals in need, exemplifying the Best Friends spirit that every pet deserves a second chance. Emmylou has given many dogs and cats that second chance at a great new life and is a powerful ally in the fight to Save Them All,” Peralta said.

The singer is among the many Celebrity Ambassadors who have shown support for Best Friends Animal Society’s Save Them All® campaign– a call to action to end the daily euthanization of more than 9,000 dogs and cats in U.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 friends.

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Pictured left to right are: Greg Siegel, senior vice president, Live Nation; Rick Merrill, general manager, Wiltern Theatre; Emmylou Harris; Marc Peralta, executive director, Best Friends – Los Angeles; and Amy Wolf, celebrity and entertainment relations manager, Best Friends Animal Society.

Photo Credit: Best Friends Animal Society

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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.