Kristen Bauer van Straten

Unlike the cold-hearted vampire she plays on the award-winning HBO series "True Blood," actress Kristen Bauer van Straten has a warm and loving heart, especially for animals. She's been extremely active advocating for Best Friends, serving as our celebrity spokesperson at the John Paul Pet Gala, and attending Best Friends events including the aCATemy Awards feline adoption event and Fluffball fundraiser. She even adopted Asher who was the last dog left at the end of a Super Adoption. Kristin has also appeared on "Access Hollywood Live," and she joined us to celebrate the grand opening of the Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in Los Angeles. Additionally, she was featured in the July/August 2013 edition of Best Friends magazine.

One of our biggest No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) supporters, Kristin attending the launch party and grand opening of the NKLA Pet Adoption Center, as well as filming a public service announcement promoting adoptable pets for NKLA.

"Animals have given selflessly to me my entire life," shares Kristin. "Given so much more than I could ever give back - they are the ambassadors of unconditional love. I am happy to help the real heroes that protect their right to choose, every day. Best Friends are pioneers of true kindness. They have done what has never been done on this scale and with such success. We are so lucky to have them."