Celebrity Dog Tuna’s Birthday Helps Homeless Animals

Tuna BDay Tuna with Gifts
Birthdays may traditionally be a time to receive presents, but when social media sensation Tuna of Tuna Melts My Heart fame celebrated his special day he gave the gift of a brighter tomorrow to homeless dogs and cats.

The Chiweenie who has charmed one million Instagram followers marked his 4th birthday at Best Friends Animal Society’s NKLA Pet Adoption Center in West Los Angeles, with the facility’s resident Fidos and felines receiving approximately $2,000 worth of pet food, toys, blankets and pet apparel donated by Tuna’s party guests.

Tuna strikes a pose with his pet parent, Courtney Dasher:

Tuna BDay Tuna & Courtney Dasher

At the event the celebrity Spot parties with some high-profile pals to those with paws, including actor Hartley Sawyer, seen in The Young and The Restless and Glory Daze, and a participant in Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles’s 2013 Strut Your Mutt fundraiser):

Tuna BDay Hartley Sawyer

Actress Joey King, who starred in the hit FX series Fargo and Zach Braff’s recent cinematic dramedy Wish I Was Here, also showed her support for the paws cause:

Tuna BDay Joey King Tuna & Friend

Following in the footsteps of other famous friends of four-leggers like actress Denise Richards, Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba and Nils Lofgren of The E Street Band, Tuna and his pet parent Courtney Dasher recently posed for an “I Saved My Best Friend’ ad for Best Friends Animal Society’s “Save Them All” campaign. Unleashed during Tuna’s birthday bash, the ad will help to shine a spotlight on Best Friends’ mission to put an end the euthanization of more than 9,000 dogs and cats in U.S. shelters each day.

Tuna BDay Courtney & Tuna  I Saved My Best Friends Ad

Photo Credit: Alicia Rius/Frame Your Pet

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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.