Twitter Thursday: September 24

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DogTipper readers may be familiar with our long-running celebrity rescue news section, which shines a spotlight on animal-loving luminaries who use their star wattage to illuminate the public about various paws causes. Along with promoting the philanthropic efforts of famous friends of Fidos, we also showcase shelter dogs who hope to land a starring role in the life of a forever pet parent on Twitter at @HollywoodDogs.

In case you don’t follow us at @HollywoodDogs or might have missed some of this week’s rescue news, we are launching a weekly look at some of the news from our social media channel.

Famous Dog Devotees Helping Fundraising Efforts

This fall actress Jane Lynch will not only appear in the role of a guardian angel in the new CBS comedy series Angel from Hell, the star will also step into the role of guardian angel for animals in need as she acts as host for The Rescue Train’s 10th annual Race for the Rescues, which will take place at The Cotton Bowl in Pasadena, California:

An array of animal-loving luminaries applauded Harley, a tiny Chihuahua on a big mission to put an end to puppy mills, at the American Humane Association’s 2015 Hero Dog Awards. Fans of Fidos and famous faces can watch the former puppy mill dog — and seven other stout-hearted Spots– receive their accolades when there awards ceremony airs on The Hallmark Channel:

On September 24th animal lovers around the world were a beacon of hope for the millions of dogs and cats in shelters as they took part in Helen Woodward Animal Center’s third annual Remember Me Thursday event. Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba stepped into the role of the 2015 official spokesperson, and was joined online by such fellow famous fans of our four-legged friends as Katherine Heigl, Kristin Chenoweth, Diane Keaton, Ian Somerhalder, and many more:

In October, Grimm star Claire Coffee will host Race for the Rescues Portland, Oregon. Find out how you can get on board The Rescue Train’s second annual fundraising event and help area dog rescue organizations in the process:

Stepping up to the plate to help dogs and cats who are counting the days until they find forever homes, the Baltimore Orioles recently unleashed their 2016 Orioles Pet calendar. Matt Wieters, Chris Tillman, Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy are just a few of the players who posed with their our barking buddies or adorable adoptables form the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter to raise funds for BARCS:

Comedy fans know her from side-splitting skits on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In, as the voice of The Wardrobe in Beauty and The Beast and her current stint on the Broadway stage in The Drowsy Chaperone, but fans of Fidos and felines know Jo Anne Worley for her real life role as an animal advocate. The present President of Actors and Others for Animals, the star will soon host Upland’s Got Talent! to raise funds for the paws cause:

Season seven of the popular Animal Planet series Pit Bulls & Parolees was unleashed on September 19th. Find out how you can help Villalobos Rescue Center, or one of the six other animal welfare organizations currently competing to win Fan Favorite in Animal Planet’s annual poll:

Shelter Dogs in the Spotlight

Approximately 1.2 million dogs lose their lives in the U.S. shelter system each year. One way to help turn the tide on this sad statistic is by sharing on social media photos of companion animals in desperate need of forever homes. Please help to shine a spotlight on dogs who are in desperate need of a forever home by sharing any of the following @HollywoodDogs Tweets via social media:

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DogTipper’s #PawPromise Adoptable Dog of the Week

Through DogTipper’s #PawPromise Rescue Program, each week we promote the option of pet adoption by showcasing an adorable adoptable who is looking for a forever pet parent to love. This week that dog is Davey Duke, a regal Rover in Macon, Georgia who is currently in the care of a foster from The Pixel Fund:

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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.