Media Invite: Renee Olstead Hosts peta2’s Second Annual ‘Blankets for Shelters’ Drive

Kids and Teens Who Bring Supplies for Homeless Animals to Get a Chance to Meet Their Favorite Animal-Loving Stars

For Immediate Release:
April 10, 2014

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – On Friday, Secret Life of the American Teenager star Renee Olstead will team up with peta2—PETA’s youth division—for a fun-filled event to benefit the homeless animals in Los Angeles Animal Services’ shelters. Kids who arrive at PETA’s Bob Barker Building with old blankets, towels, leashes, collars, or other supplies will have the opportunity to meet some of Hollywood’s hottest and kindest young stars—including Pretty Little Liars’ Torrey DeVitto, reality star Courtney Stodden, the NFL’s Bret Lockett, The FostersAshley Argota, entertainer Randall of “Honey Badger Don’t Care” fame, and others—participate in fun activities, learn about other ways to help homeless animals, and more.

Photo-Op:  Renee OlsteadCourtney Stodden, Torrey DeVitto, Ashley Argota, Bret Lockett, RandallMika Newton, Katie Cleary, and others will meet and greet young animal activists on PETA’s rooftop deck.

When:   Friday, April 11, 4:30–6 p.m.

Where:  PETA’s Bob Barker Building, 2154 W. Sunset Blvd. (near the intersection with N. Alvarado Street), Los Angeles

“peta2 is constantly hearing from kids and teenagers who are eager to help animals but don’t always know where to start,” says peta2 Director Marta Holmberg. “The good news is, it’s easy for everyone to make a difference for animals—you can volunteer at a local animal shelter, adopt a homeless dog or cat, encourage everyone to spay or neuter their animal companions, and so much more.”

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