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Kristin Bauer with her dog Asher in Support of Shelter Animals

Kristin Bauer with her dog Asher in Support of Shelter Animals

True Blood’s cast members all seem to be real and true animal lovers. We all know that Kristin Bauer van Straten is an avid animal advocate and does her utmost to support those in the wild and those domesticated. We also know that she has first hand experience of what its like to help a shelter animal and in the video below she shows us her personal experience with her own dog, Asher.


Last year over 13,000 animals were killed in LA. No Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) is a coalition dedicated to spreading awareness about the fate of shelter animals and providing ways to prevent innocent dogs and cats from meeting such an untimely end.

Knowing that inspiration for change comes from the real stories told by animal lovers, Kristin and Asher, her 4-legged buddy, spent a day in the park. The film created and seen below is a celebration of their relationship.

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    March 06, 2013

    Kudos to Kristin for her tireless support of and dedication to animals in need.


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    June 25, 2013

    Seconded! For as long as I can remember we always had rescue dogs, and although some of them were really damaged, it’s so rewarding to have one. Given time and treated properly they do recover and they give back much more than they receive. It’s just lovely to see that Kristin makes such good use of her popularity and supports such a worthy cause.


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    June 26, 2013

    I have always loved dogs more than most people. Dogs are rarely unkind or rude or just plain mean. Dogs give so much and are grateful for so little from us.

    Kristen is lucky to be able to be so famous and do so much for animals in need. There are so many, just so many to care for that it breaks my heart to see so many in abusive or neglectful situations. It breaks my heart that so many are killed in shelters and abandoned everywhere we go.

    I have four rescues. They KNOW that you are saving their lives when you adopt a rescue, they smell and hear that the shelter is a killing place and every single rescue I have known, my own and others too, they KNOW that you saved their life when you adopt them. They are without exception grateful and they will usually die to protect you. Dogs and cats both understand where they are in a shelter and they are smelling and hearing the killing that goes on and the misery of the others.
    When you adopt a pet from a shelter, you also reduce the number of dogs that nasty, horrible “puppy mills” are able to sell so they are reduced in numbers a little at a time. If everyone stopped BUYING dogs or pets and instead adopted from a shelter, those mills would soon be out of business.
    This is the PUPPY MILL where I got my little boy:

    I adopted a small male dog who had never seen the sunlight, the sky or grass. his whole life was spent in a cage, lined up in rows, on top of each other inside of a tiny trailer. one male, three females to each cage! they never were allowed out, rarely hosed down and just bred until their little bodies gave out and they died. only to be replaced with another in the same cage. Six hundred dogs in one single wide little trailer, 400 had to be put down due to disease and neglect of wounds etc.., 200 had to have homes immediately since the local shelter was OVERWHELMED. she was only charged with welfare fraud (selling puppies and not reporting the money) and animal abuse and spent less than one month in jail. ????? A PUPPY MILL.

    my baby boy and a little girl my sister got at the same time…we took them outside and put them on soft, green grass and they were terrified of the open sky, it took both of them a while to get used to open space and to this day will sleep better in a closed up box than anywhere else. He weighs 6 pounds and protects me with his life, he knows somewhere far back in his memories that I rescued him. ten years ago and he is my little lion when he thinks i am in danger. he’s old now and has no teeth left, but he saves me when he thinks i need it.

    PLEASE PLEASE ADOPT from a shelter. put the puppy mills out of business by making the “demand” go away and make it not profitable for them to sell to pet stores and in newspaper ads. save a life and they save yours too.


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