Carrie Ann Inaba, American dancer and choreographer, has more than just a passion for the arts. The sweet but serious “Dancing With The Stars” judge is a proud and passionate animal lover and the owner of three rescue dogs.
In 2012, The original “Fly Girl” took her personal love for pets and founded the Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project (CAIAP), an organization that supports the rescue, welfare and well-being of animals and funds and creates collaborative programs that reduce pet over-population and promote the importance of spaying/neutering and animal adoption/rescue. And now the compassionate beauty has teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society to help save the nation’s shelter animals.
Each year more than 9,000 animals are euthanized in shelters, and Inaba plans on doing something about it. The stunning 46 year-old joins a host of other celebrities in the “Best Friends” photo campaign, a campaign featuring celebrities posing with their beloved rescue dogs and/or cats in support of the Save Them All call to action.
Inaba said about her involvement in the campaign, “Adopting an animal is one of the most beautiful healing experiences you can have. Not only do you help heal the wounds of an animal who has been discarded, lost or who never had a family before, but animals also heal you.” She goes on to say, “All seven of my ‘kids’ are adopted — some rescued right off the streets, some from the shelter system where they would have been euthanized, and some from no kill sanctuaries. Each one has brought so much joy into my life and has taught me lessons I needed to learn about life and love. Adopting an animal is a beautiful thing.”
We can feel her passion for her rescue pets and appreciate everything Inaba is doing to help out our furry friends across the country.
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