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Pam Anderson to evacuate dogs impacted by oil spill

The star will attend a Comedy Central roast of her "Baywatch" co-star David Hasselhoff in L.A. this Sunday — but then she's skipping the afterparty to fly overnight to New Orleans.
/ Source: Us Weekly

Pam Anderson is doing her part to aid victims of the oil spill.

The "DWTS" alum, 43, will attend a Comedy Central roast of her "Baywatch" co-star David Hasselhoff in L.A. this Sunday — but then she's skipping the afterparty to fly overnight to New Orleans and help evacuate dogs with PETA.

"There are far more dogs than homes everywhere, but the crisis in Louisiana is prompting people to open their hearts and doors to animals in trouble," Anderson tells UsMagazine.com in a statement.

Anderson, the honorary director of PETA, personally paid local adoption, spay-and-neuter and flea treatment costs to relocate the pooches to Virginia, where PETA is based.

The Humane Society of Louisiana reached out to PETA to help save the dogs. They'll partnership up with the Virginia Beach SPCA to hold an emergency adopt-a-thon to place them. American Airlines and South West Airlines flew in PETA volunteers free of charge.

Says Linda Allen, the manager at the St. John the Baptist Parish Animal Shelter, "The oil catastrophe has made things worse for many animals, but our shelter, like shelters everywhere, is always full and will be until people spay and neuter."

Urges Anderson, "The real key to both the local and national homeless animal crisis is to spay and neuter dogs and cats and to always adopt — never buy from pet shops," says Anderson.