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Candice Bergen Dogs Deserve Better

Johnny Depp Signed Photo Brings over $1000
in Charity "Collars for Dollars" Auction

Dogs Deserve Better Auctions 18 Celebrity Items;
Garners over $3800.00 for their Efforts for Chained and Penned Dogs

Press Release in pdf format

July 5, Tipton, PA—A signed photo of Johnny Depp sitting on a wicker chair brought $1000 in online e-bay auction for Dogs Deserve Better, a nonprofit working to bring dogs into the home and family from an outside, neglected existence at the end of a chain.

A black collar from Robin Williams family pet Gabby brought in over $400, and two others from William's dog MableMae, signed with each dog's name as well as Robin's, brought in a combined total of $350.00

Tammy Grimes, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, states "We're so happy with the results of this auction that we plan to make the Celebrity Collars for Dollars Auction an annual part of our Chain Off Celebration, and we're very grateful to all the celebrities who took part in helping chained and penned dogs."

Dogs Deserve Better is a 501c3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Tipton, Pennsylvania, is the 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA Pet Protector Award, and currently has over 150 area reps in 38 states as well as in Canada and France.

Robin Williams tops the list of celebrities donating their dog's used collars for a "Celebrity Collars for Dollars" auction benefiting Dogs Deserve Better, a nonprofit working to bring dogs into the home and family. Williams donated three old collars from family pets Gabby and MableMae, signed with each dog's name as well as Robin's, 3 autographed movie photos, 3 signed Robots movies, and an autographed Dogs Deserve Better Calendar cover.

The group also received 2 collars from Daisy Fuentes' dogs Alfie and Rita, and one from Jack Hanna's dog Ben, Adrian Zmed's dog Kubby, Elvira's rottweiler Mina, Patrick McDonnell's friend Earl, and Betty White's dog Pontiac. All have been framed in shadow boxes with a photo of the celebrity, any personal notes, and a Dogs Deserve Better "Celebrity Collars for Dollars" inscription label specifying the celebrity name, his/her companion's name, and the date of the auction.

Tammy Grimes, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, states "It's been great fun opening the mail from celebrities to see what they've donated. Candice Bergen, who did not have a collar to send, had her assistant call to say they were sending a specially signed photo to DDB; they both loved our work, and gave a generous donation for the chained and penned dogs. What an honor!"

Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Taylor, and Dolly Parton donated autographed photos which were framed and will be sold during the auction. Bill Maher sent a signed copy of his book "Polite Musings from a Timid Observer", also to be auctioned, and Martha Stewart autographed the DDB Calendar cover, which has been framed and is slated to be included.

Dogs Deserve Better is a 501c3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Tipton, Pennsylvania, is the 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA Pet Protector Award, and currently has over 150 area reps in 38 states as well as in Canada and France.

Note: Members of the press may obtain hi-res photos or interviews by calling 814.941.7447.

 

Dogs Deserve Better is a 501c3 nonprofit education/legislation/rescue organization. Your donations are tax-deductible according to IRS guidelines.

 

Adrian Zmed

Adrian Zmed is an Romanian-American television and film actor. Zmed is better known for his roles as "Johnny Nogerelli" in Grease 2, and as "Officer Vince Romano" in the T.J. Hooker television series, where he starred alongside William Shatner.

He recently completed work on Shira: The Vampire Samurai, a martial arts/horror movie slated for upcoming DVD release.

Zmed's other notable appearances include one in MTV's "I Love the 80s", and another one in "Saturday Night Live".

Adrian Zmed, guardian of Cubby, was shocked to hear that dogs live chained outside for life. As a supporter of Dogs Deserve Better, Adrian joins us in asking you to bring your dog inside to live as part of the family.


Cheryl Hill

Singer, song writer, Cheryl Hill is an avid animal rights activist. We are thrilled to have her as a Dogs Deserve Better spokesperson!

Hill will be performing this summer at the Animal Rights Conference 2006 in Washington DC.

Cheryl Hill is aiming high with her third, a power-packed 5-song EP titled CHANGE, produced by four-time Grammy nominated team, Johnny Pierce and Jim Emrich of CedarHouse Productions.

Quote from Hill: "If I can get people to think, and think deeply about their lives and what they truly want out of life, I think I will have succeeded in some small way in making the world a better place for everyone".

 


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Contact Info: Dogs Deserve Better, Inc. • P.O. Box 23 • Tipton, PA 16684 • Toll Free 1.877.636.1408 • 814.941.7447
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