Linda Hunt

Though unable to attend the grand opening of the Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in Los Angeles, Linda Hunt sent the following statement, "Since work keeps me from being able to celebrate the opening of Best Friends Adoption Center here in Los Angeles in person, I want everyone to know how happy I am that we have them to take up our cause, yet again, for No More Homeless Pets, in the unique way Best Friends accomplishes so much. I have been a member for many years, have visited their Sanctuary many times and have seen firsthand how they lead by example. Instead of competing for resources, they share. How lucky we are."

The Academy Award winning actress is known for the many roles she's played in the movies and on television; however, she lends her acting talent to the animals as well. Linda did a public service announcement for Best Friends in the mid-1990s and more recently provided the voiceover for two Fix at Four public service announcements: "Afternoon Stroll" and "Afraid of That" which targets people who are waiting to spay or neuter their cats and dogs. Additionally she has attended our Lint Roller fundraising events and Super Adoptions.

A supporter of our puppy mill initiatives, Linda notes the following, "The horror of the puppy stores that sell dogs from puppy mills (no matter what they say!) was brought home to us many years ago when we spied a sick puppy in a shop window. Though we rescued that one (who went straight to a breed rescue group), Best Friends taught us to focus on the bigger problem to save thousands. Please. Don't buy from those stores. Educate your friends. If you want a certain breed, there are breed rescue groups."