2016 Pet Hero Award Winner - Alison Eastwood

Animal Advocate of the Year




Alison Eastwood is an actress, film director and producer but most importantly an animal advocate. She grew up in Carmel, California where she spent her childhood riding horses, which instilled a deep love and respect for animals and nature. She is an active member of several animal welfare organizations and donates her time fundraising and volunteering to help save animals. Alison has been actively involved in trying to ban the the killing of wild horses in Nevada and is also the spokesperson for Marine Animal Rescue of Los Angeles. She is spearheading their fundraising efforts to build a new marine mammal care center. She has also  been involved in fundraising for Chimp Haven, Farm Sanctuary, and Born Free.


Alison is also the Founder of the Eastwood Ranch Foundation. The Eastwood Ranch Foundation provides support to animal welfare groups, non-kill shelters, rescues and sanctuaries around the U.S. by providing funding, support and logistical assistance to help better manage their organizations. They rescue domestic animals from high kill shelters in southern California while supporting other vetted local rescues and providing care until a forever home is found. Besides local animal rescue, ERF works on behalf of any and all animal welfare causes by helping raise awareness, educating, campaigning/petitioning for Animals throughout the United States and beyond.




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