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Hollywood Stars to Come Together May 6 to Help Rescue Pups




(PRESS RELEASE) Los Angeles – Hollywood has gone to the dogs … literally. On Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the CBS Studios in Studio City, celebrities of all ages will come out for a day of community service, working along an assembly line packing 500 “Rescue Starter Kits” for newly adopted rescue dogs in California.

The kits will be filled with toys, treats, chews, grooming supplies and more; and will be delivered to Rescue from the Hart, a Los Angeles-based organization whose emotional rescue videos garner the attention of millions of viewers worldwide. Rescue from the Hart will distribute the kits to new rescue families, foster families and other rescue organizations in California.

The event is hosted by Hot Diggity Media, a content creation company that helps brands increase their reach through the Hot Diggity Awards seal-of-approval program, editorial opportunities and celebrity events. “We are so grateful to the pet product companies that have generously donated their products for the ‘Rescue Starter Kits,’ says Hot Diggity Media General Manager, Julie Kertes. “I’m equally thankful for our sponsors, WowWee Toys and CBS Los Angeles; along with our celebrity volunteers who each year, not only work hard along the assembly line, but also help raise awareness for great causes and organizations like Rescue from the Hart.”

The following companies have donated product for the Rescue Starter Kits and the event:

  •  Advantus Corp.
  • •John Paul Pet
  • •KONG
  • •Leela Ryan Pet Treats 
  • MetroPaws
  • One Fur All Pets
  • Outward Hound
  • Paw Prints Products • Pet Food Express
  • Pet Qwerks
  • Propel Communications 
  • Sally’s Snacks
  • Smartbones
  • The Dapper Dog Box
  • TrueBlue Pet Products 
  • Walkin’ Pets
  • Whitegate PR

All celebrity volunteers will go home with a rescue pup of their own … the award-winning robotic pup, CHiP by WowWee Toys, the event’s Fun Zone sponsor.

Confirmed celebrities include:

  • Grace Kaufman (Man with a Plan) Gus Kamp (Best Friends Whenever)
  • Izabella Alvarez (Walk the Prank, Westworld)
  • Jet Jurgensmeyer (Adventures in Babysitting, Hey Arnold! Jungle Movie)
  • Joelle Better (Belle & the Bulldogs)
  • Jonna Walsh (Baby Daddy, Couples Retreat)
  • Jordyn Jones (Youtube Sensation)
  • Lee Dewyze (American Idol Season 9 Winner)
  • Lexy Kolker (Shooter)
  • Marcus Scribner (black-ish) 
  • Michael Campion (Fuller House) 
  • Nathan Arenas (BUNK’D)
  • Asia Monet Ray (Dance Moms, American Crime Story) 
  • Amanda Leighton (The Fosters, PowerPuff Girls)
  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family)
  • Ava Kolker (Girl Meets World) 
  • Brianna Reed (The Mindy Project)
  • Brielle Barbusca (The Starter Wife)
  • Ceci Balagot (Girl Meets World) 
  • Corey Fogelmanis (Girl Meets World)
  • Cooper Friedman (Raised by Wolves/ Girl Meets World) 
  • Dana Gaier (Despicable Me 3) Emma Kenney (Shameless) 
  • Faithe Herman (This is Us) 
  • Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out)
  • Nathaniel Potvin (Mech-X4)
  • Nev Scharrel (Despicable Me 3) 
  • Nina Lu (BUNK’D)
  • Patrika Darbo (The Bold and the Beautiful/ Days of Our Lives) 
  • Quinn Friedman (Those Who Can’t)
  • Soni Bringas (Fuller House) Tanner Stine (The Thundermans) 
  • Talitha Bateman (Anabelle: Creation)
  • Teala Dunn (Actress and YouTube Sensation)
  • Thomas Barbusca (The Mick) 
  • Tobie Windham (Walk the Prank) 
  • Tom Williamson (The Fosters) 
  • Yasmin Kassim (Jungle, Neighbors)

Red carpet and reception is from 10:00 a.m. to noon, with the assembling of the kits immediately following.



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