Some celebrities dip their toes into activism, but Elaine Hendrix lives the cause. She attends animal protection conferences, hits the street for protests, and uses her notoriety as a way to reach even more people with the message of justice that is so important to her.
Helping animals has been Elaine's driving force for over a decade. Everything fell into place for her after what she calls the "fortunate mistake" of watching an undercover fur industry video. She had always been an animal lover, and was already a vegetarian, but like so many people she didn't fully realize what was really happening to animals--what goes into a fur coat, a leather bag, a circus act, a carton of milk. Elaine was changed forever. From that moment on she became a full time animal advocate on top of her acting career.
Elaine leads a double life as actress and activist, and she makes a notable impact in both fields. She's racked up honors for her exceptional acting and her commitment to animals. Elaine even founded her own nonprofit, The Pet Matchmaker, which supports rescue, foster, and adoption. Her rescue dogs Ellie and Bixby and rescue cats Kimbo and Goodie Cornbread are a daily reminder that adoption saves lives.
Elaine's powerful new PSA for ALDF could be the life changing "fortunate mistake" for viewers who never knew that buying a puppy at a pet store supports a multi-million dollar industry of cruelty.