by Daelyn Fortney
Categories: Causes, Events
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jorjafoxThis weekend, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) held the fifth annual Spotlight Humane: Chicago to battle urban dogfighting with Jorja Fox as the host. The HSUS fundraiser benefits the End Dogfighting in Chicago program which works to change perceptions of pitbulls and helps to reform dogfighters.

When the CSI star originally heard about the project last spring, she immediately called HSUS and offered her help seeing it as a “brilliant program” that works to help citizens and save dogs.

“Pit bulls are smart and healthy — they can do so much,” Fox told PEOPLEPets.com. “So the organization works to get kids showing that off, and getting excited about that, instead of falling into the dark side.”

A self-proclaimed dog lover, Fox rescued her boxer pup 13 years ago. “It’s the oldest comment in the book, but she’s my best friend,” explains the actress.

Jorja Fox will continue working with the HSUS End Dogfighting program and hopes her efforts will encourage happy relationships between humans and dogs.