Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:41 p.m.
Robin R. Ganzert, president and chief executive officer of the American Humane Association, says that about 80 percent of animal stars are rescued — an inspiring message about compassion that she will share on March 27 in a presentation at Animal Friends, an Ohio Township-based shelter and adoption center. She’ll be accompanied by Hudson, the golden retriever from the movie “Our Idiot Brother,” and the dog’s trainer.
Ganzert profiles more than 20 of these performing cats, dogs, horses and other critters, along with their trainers, in her book: “Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes With Your Favorite Animal Actors,” published in September by New World Library.
“It’s a very important message to get out,” Ganzert says about the potential rescued animals have.
When Ganzert does one of her author presentations, she challenges people to “look at the other end of the leash” to learn about how these pets blossomed into the stars they are.