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Teen actor has started an animal rescue group.

November 27, 2012


It’s nice to see anyone, and especially a younger person, take an interest in this, or any good cause.

Founded by teen actor Lou Wegner in 2009, Kids Against Animal Cruelty (KAAC) helps rescue shelter animals and promotes responsible pet ownership. As one of the nation’s fastest growing animal rights organizations, KAAC has more than 50,000 members, supporters and partner coalitions, with new state chapters forming monthly. For more information please visit the Kids Against Animal Cruelty Facebook page.

Lou Wegner, a 16-year-old actor and singer from Columbus, Ohio, started Kids Against Animal Cruelty when he was 14. The organization, which uses social networking to encourage adoptions at high-kill animal shelters, has helped 20,000 pets escape euthanasia in two years.

Lou said he became aware of euthanasia at shelters when he went to Los Angeles to make the short film “Be Good to Eddie Lee.” The director suggested that he volunteer at an animal shelter.

Until then, Lou thought shelters were safe havens for strays and lost pets. “It was heartbreaking. All these dogs crying in their cages. Knowing they would be put down broke my heart,” he said.

With the negative news reports about young people, doing bad things, getting so much press these days, it’s good to see something positive. And it’s not just young actors. It seems that more and more young people are doing good things to help a cause. I don’t know if it’s because of more exposure through tv news or that there are more ways, through all the social networks available, to get the word out to more people.

Whatever it is. It’s good to see.

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