by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals
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While it will be awhile before the animal-rights world forgets Oprah’s free Kentucky Fried Chicken stunt last month, the media mogul is once more using her huge spotlight to shine attention on a wonderful organization.

The June issue of the Oprah Magazine features a cover of Winfrey (as usual) covered in a array of rescued puppies from Chicago’s PAWS Shelter. “That’s Sadie on O’s June cover, hugging my right shoulder, making her bid for a new life with me,” Oprah writes on Oprah.com. “Right before we shot the photo—at PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest no-kill humane shelter—she had licked my ear and whispered, “Please take me with you.””

PAWS has got to be tremendously happy to be featured front and center in O Magazine. Check out the issue on newstands now — or hit up Oprah’s writeup here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.nothoney.com sheryl, washington dc

    Please. She’d eat a puppy if it were deep fried and served with ranch dressing. She has no AR cred at all.

  • maelstrom

    [Speaking in Baltimore on Monday at a fundraiser for Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Winfrey told the audience, "I have lots of things, like all these Manolo Blahniks. I have all that and I think it's great. I'm not one of those people like, 'Well, we must renounce ourselves.' No, I have a closet full of shoes and it's a good thing."

    Winfrey, 52, who is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, said she doesn't feel guilty about her wealth. "I was coming back from Africa on one of my trips," she said. "I had taken one of my wealthy friends with me. She said, 'Don't you just feel guilty? Don't you just feel terrible?' I said, 'No, I don't. I do not know how me being destitute is going to help them.' Then I said when we got home, 'I'm going home to sleep on my Pratesi sheets right now and I'll feel good about it.' "

  • VeggieTart

    Yes, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

  • Stephanie

    Oprah sucks! She is so a hypocrite that only cares about publicity and cash. Oprah’s extremely expensive Cocker Spaniels are definitely NOT from a shelter so she shouldn’t pretend to care about these shelter animals.

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com erin

    Everything with her is big and selfish (including her and her fat jet)

    She spoke at a recent famous graduation and told kids it was GREAT to fly a private jet and they should get one too (her energy sucking fat jet cost nearly FIFTY million)

    I think it’s sad when people grow up with nothing like this and then become gluttons. I’m not jealous. If I had that money I promise you I would not have a giant jet, all those giant homes and waste money. Oh and I wouldn’t have a giant ass either.

    Oprah needs to get back to reality.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2009/05/11/oprah-its-great-to-have-a-private-jet/

    The link about her selfish quotes encouraging young people to be selfish and get big jets just like her.

    E