Super dog adoption Sunday for hurricane’s ‘ruffugees’

first_imgActress Kim Basinger will appear at Sunday’s Hurricane Katrina Super Adoption in Santa Monica to find homes for animals saved by Santa Clarita’s New Leash On Life. The Academy Award winning star will pitch in as a dog handler at the organization’s booth alongside fellow animal rescue volunteers gathering at at Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport. Hurricane Katrina Super Adoption is hosted by two Los Angeles based animal rescue organizations, New Leash On Life and Rescue For Ruffugees. Basinger has volunteered for New Leash On Life for the past five years. In addition to being an honorary board member, she hosts the organization’s fundraising dog show and pet fair Nuts For Mutts. This annual event features more than 500 mixed breed dogs in fierce competition for titles like Best Kisser and Fastest Mutt. Nuts For Mutts draws 10,000 spectators every spring and has aired nationwide on Animal Planet. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Hurricane Katrina Super Adoption is the culmination of four months of efforts to rescue animals abandoned as a result of Hurricane Katrina, which hit in August along the Gulf Coast. A crew of 20 New Leash On Life volunteers spent two weeks pulling trapped animals out of storm ravaged homes in New Orleans. Back in Los Angeles, another team prepared for their return. All 265 animals, through the efforts of New Leash On Life and Rescue For Ruffugees, received medical treatment, microchip identification and were photographed for posting to the Internet. The goal of Hurricane Katrina Super Adoption is to find permanent homes for animals that were relinquished by their owners or remain unclaimed. Additional information is posted online at: www.newleash.org and www.rescueforruffugees. last_img read more