Elaine Hendrix is currently starring in the new FX series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll! but we all know her from the movies that include The Parent Trap, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Inspector Gadget 2, SNL’s Superstar, Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion or the cult classic What the Bleep Do We Know?! as well as from popular series “Two and a Half Men”, “The Client List”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Castle”, “The Mentalist”, “Criminal Minds”, “CSI: Miami”, the new “90210″, “Joan of Arcadia” and the holiday TV movies: “Anything But Christmas”, “Mr. St. Nick” and “The Munster’s Scary Little Christmas.” She’s a classically-trained dancer at home on the stage where she’s played ‘Blanche DuBois’ in “Streetcar Named Desire” with Tony nominated director Randal Myler, on Off-Broadway doing the hit show “It’s Just Sex”, and in endless local shows from one coast to another, especially Los Angeles.
1. How did you get involved with No to Dog Meat
I’ve been an animal activist for over a decade and work on issues across the board for animals. Specifically with NoToDogMeat, my friends Fia Perera and Lori Alan asked me to join their efforts, and I definitely couldn’t say “no.” When I learned in greater detail what goes on in the dog meat (and cat meat) industry, there’s simply no way I couldn’t do something more. It’s unfathomable what happens to these poor dogs and cats.
2. When did you first learn of the UK based non profit
Being in the animal activism world, I have met or at least heard of most major organizations, so I already had a vague notion of who NoToDogMeat was. Plus, I had already been a part of many demonstrations against the dog meat trade, so I was especially familiar with the issue. It was when my friends Fia Perera and Lori Alan started the US Chapter of NoToDogMeat that I really became involved and learned more of what exactly NoToDogMeat is doing. I HIGHLY recommend visiting NoToDogMeat.com to learn more. It will blow your mind.
3. What can the average person do to help with No to Dog Meat if they aren’t in the LA metro area
There are THREE easy ways you can help animals from anywhere: 1. help shine a spotlight on their abuse and suffering, SPREAD THE WORD, 2. do not patron nor support individuals, businesses or organizations contributing to the abuse and suffering of animals, SPEND YOUR MONEY HUMANELY, and 2. support those who are on the front lines helping to end the abuse and suffering of animals, DONATE TO HUMANE ORGANIZATIONS
4. Are you a dog and/or cat lover
I’m an animal lover, doesn’t matter what the species is. I just so happen to have 3 dogs and 2 cats in my home at the moment, and usually a revolving door of fosters. I also have my own organizations called The Pet Matchmaker where we inspire and celebrate the rescue, foster and adoption of homeless pets everywhere.
5. Who’s your best pet friend and why
My best pet friend is my soulmate Ellie, a German Shepherd/Collie/Husky mix I rescued at less than a week old from a nearby shelter when her mom and the 6-puppy litter was scheduled to be euthanized. I rescue animals all the time and had no intention of keeping any of them, but Ellie clearly had a different plan. She was the last one left after I adopted them all out and she made it clear she was stuck to me like glue. Now I couldn’t be happier. She is the light of my life.