11/19/2014 0 Comments
By: Staff Writer
Thanksgiving night, Fox invites you to sit back and relax and celebrate mans best friend in a star studded special that also aims to help get more dogs adopted. Hillary Swank and Jane Lynch will share hosting duties for, this uplifting special the whole family will enjoy. From basset hounds to boxers, pugs to pomeranians, puppies to seniors, dogs of all kinds will get their moment to shine.
Viewers will be treated to inspiring and often hilarious tales of rescue dogs, honor the best viral videos starring rescue pups, include musical tributes to amazing superhero canines and feature stories honoring people who dedicate their lives to rescuing animals in need.
Serving as co-host and producer for this special dog-centric event seems a natural fit for the animal lover, Swank.
“I have long been an advocate for animal adoption and know first-hand the immense joy a shelter animal brings to our lives," said executive producer and co-host Hilary Swank. "Yet, every year more than four million animals are euthanized because of overcrowding in shelters. We are so fortunate to have an animal advocate in the FOX network that not only sees the need for more awareness surrounding this issue, but is willing to set aside a two-hour block for this important cause. This partnership will change the path of a soul for thousands of animals looking for their forever home.”
Joining Swank is a long list of famous famous including; Amber Riley, Kristen Bell, Betty White, Kristin Chenoweth, Carrie Ann Inaba, LeAnn Rimes, Cesar Milan, David Arquette Max Greenfield, Emmy Rossum, Olivia Munn, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Paula Abdul, Jerry O’Connell, Randy Jackson, Josh Duhamel, Rebecca Romijn, Julianne Hough, Sharon Osbourne, Kathy Griffin, Wayne Brady, Kelly Osbourne, Wendie Malick, Whitney Cummings and more. The celebrities taking part in the show will serve a very special purpose, introducing the audience to rescue dogs that viewers will then have the opportunity to foster or adopt as a new best friend.
“We've seen the entertainment industry come together for so many worthwhile causes benefiting people, now it's time for them to rally for man's best friend. It warms my heart that so many animal loving celebrities are stepping up in support of all the beautiful souls that need us to be their voice,” said executive producer Michael Levitt. “This is our big opportunity to change the misperception of shelter animals and show the world that rescuing a dog is always the way to go."
Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular airs Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 8PM EST/PST. Follow @CauseforPawsFox on Twitter and check back with Pet Dish Weekly for more from the show!
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