Denise Richards has adopted a hurricane affected doggy as she often says he is like a magnet for stray animals. She even said that she can’t help but give in when she sees a distressed animal in need. When the 41-year old actress went to the North Shore Animal League America to help out after they were bombarded with stray animals after the hurricane, she immediately found a black Labrador puppy–or maybe the puppy found her–and adopted her before the day was over.
“Denise Richards visited North Shore Animal League America headquarters yesterday to provide vital help in spreading the word about our disaster relief efforts and encouraging adoptions. During their visit Denise and her family fell in love with Tara the Labrador Mutt-i-gree puppy and welcomed her into their home!” the organization wrote on their Facebook page.
The Animal League is known as the world’s largest no-kill animal shelter, and after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Eastern part of the U.S., the shelter was overrun with pets which had either been lost or abandoned in the aftermath. They have been big supporters of the victims of the storm, providing cat and dog food to those who were displaced due to flooding or fire.
Richards is a well-known animal lover and has adopted several dogs over the years. According to a blog post Richards wrote at iVillage, she’s adopted more than 2,000 dogs over the years.
“Every other Monday when I’m not working, I go to the shelter and we take out 30-50 dogs that would otherwise be euthanized … The dogs we take out are [driven] to a facility in Utah or Montana. Since joining the program, over 2,000 dogs have been adopted.”