Carrie Ann Inaba’s good taste extends beyond her role as a judge on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” She also holds a wide respect for all creatures and continues to show this love through the launch of her new animal foundation
Ever since growing up behind a wildlife preserve in Hawaii, Inaba has known animals would be in her life forever.
“It was always clear to me that I needed to give voice to those who couldn’t speak out for themselves,” she told PEOPLE. “To give them shelter through whatever storms they’re going through.”
Now, she has officially founded The Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project which seeks to rescue and support the well-being of every animal in existence. She hopes to raise $1 million within the first year and has even set up an auction at Charity Buzz for everyone to lend a helping hand and win “DWTS” finale tickets.
She is so adamant about the project that she is giving away her very own tickets to the dancing finale and her friends aren’t happy. “I’m giving away my own personal tickets to the finale. My friends are a bit upset with me.”
Inaba has a long list when it comes to helping animals from rescuing an opossum on the “DWTS” set to hosting the Humane Society’s Genesis Awards to adopting her own pets. She truly is an animal whisperer.
Inaba’s dreams really have come true and it can’t be put better than this. She said, “When you’re really going after your true dreams, you’re afraid of failure. I can’t fail because this isn’t for me, it’s for the animals.”
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