Anderson rescues strays in New Orleans

The actress/model didn’t hesitate when animal rights group PETA asked her to help them fund a relocation programme for cats and dogs abandoned by desperate owners who had lost their livelihoods following the Gulf Coast oil spill earlier this year (10).

As well as covering the transportation fees and adoption costs for 42 strays, Anderson flew to the region and visited shelters.

She left with two dogs, Gina Lollobrigida and Bardot – named after animal rights legend Brigitte Bardot.

Inspired by Anderson’s example, PETA staff in Virginia agreed to take in the remaining 40 pets.