11/25/2015 0 Comments
After you feasted on your turkey and stuffing, and had your fill of football and parades, FOX invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy the adorableness of the All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration. The televised event, from executive producing team Hilary Swank and Michael Levitt, has been renamed for it's second year of run on the network, but the mission remains the same, to help spread awareness of dog-related issues and encourage people to adopt one of the more than eight million rescue animals currently in the U.S. shelter system. Kaley Cuoco, star of the The Big Bang Theory, and long time animal advocate serves as the host for the show that features celebrities and heartwarming dog rescue stories.
Pet Dish Weekly was on the red carpet ahead of the show's tapping and chatted with Levitt about bringing the show back this year. It is something he is not only passionate about but also knows the impact it can make.
"We have this incredible 2 hour platform to create awareness. The idea that we had millions of people watching and could educate them about such subjects as spay and neutering, the joy of adopting a special needs dog or a senior dog or debunking the Pit Bull myth, all of that we know has made a difference, and we believe, because of that thousands of people went to their local shelter to adopt." ~ Michael Levitt
Levitt also noted that last year of the 70 dogs that were featured on the show 67 of them were adopted, and hundreds of people signed up to become foster parents which is a huge success. He's hopeful that this year's show will prove equally successful in helping to get more dogs adopted. To help with the cause, Swank and Levitt have also invited several big name celebrities to take part in the show again. Miley Cyrus, Olivia Munn, Emmy Rossum, Carrie Ann Inaba and The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan are just some of the stars on hand for the event. And no dog show would be complete without two of the current biggest canine celebrities around Marnie and Tuna, both boasting GINORMOUS Instagram followings are part of festivities this year. Levitt, who is fully aware of the demands placed on today's celebrities said,
"It warms my heart at all the names we have coming out to support dogs, dogs that don't have a voice of their own."
Be sure have your Kleenex on hand and tune in to FOX Thanksgiving night to catch all of the Paw-tastic fun.
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