Update (4-January-2013): Read about Miley’s latest rescue adoption: Miley Cyrus Rescues Another Puppy!
Popular American actress, singer, and songwriter Miley Cyrus (A.K.A. Hannah Montana) turned 20 years old last Friday (Nov 23, 2012). Miley chose to celebrate her birthday in a very special and meaningful way – by supporting and promoting animal rescue programs in Los Angeles.
Miley, who is known for her support of animal rights and for dog rescue/adoption, chose to promote the local Los Angeles animal rescue organization Saving Spot! Rescue – a registered non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of dogs in permanent homes from high-kill shelters in the greater Los Angeles area.
Miley also chose to promote the Starkey Hearing Foundation – an organization which hopes to “bring understanding among people through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection and treatment, so the world may hear.”
The ball got rolling with this tweet, about 10 days before her birthday:
— Miley's Bun (@Mileys_Bun) November 12, 2012
The request to donate and support these causes seemed to resonate well with her 10+ million followers on Twitter. As her birthday came to a close, Cyrus tweeted this:
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 23, 2012
Here are some pictures of Miley and her puppy shopping in Los Angeles at the Spot! Pet Boutique earlier this week.
Miley Cyrus received another special animal-related gift for her birthday. After mentioning how much she loves pigs during a recent appearance on the Ellen show,
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) sponsored a very special pig in honor of her birthday – Nora. Nora is a resident at Kindred Spirits Sanctuary in Florida, that gives refuge to many different kinds of animals who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. The card/certificate said that pig was being sponsored in hohor of Miley Cyrus “in recognition of her compassion for all animals as well as the kindness that she inspires.”
I hope that Miley will succeed in inspiring many other influential Hollywood stars to rescue dogs and support animal rights.