18 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Dog Rescue Groups Get Help From a Famous Comedian

Comedian Elayne Boosler is the founder of Tails of Joy, an animal rescue group. Photo courtesy animalradio.com Follow Me on Pinterest

Comedian Elayne Boosler is the founder of Tails of Joy, an animal rescue group. Photo courtesy animalradio.com

“Thanks for giving us a second chance! Woof, woof!”

If you are a comedy fan then you may already know who Elayne Boosler is, but did you also know she is a devout dog rescue and animal advocate? Find out how dog rescue groups get help from a famous comedian who has a big heart for saving pets.

Dog Rescue Groups Get Help From a Famous Comedian

Some may know Elayne Boosler as the very first female comedian to have her own TV special (back in the ’80s, when TV execs didn’t think anyone would tune in to see a woman tell jokes). Others might know her from her many appearances on Comic Relief, her 30-plus times on Bill Maher’s TV show Politically Incorrect, her game show Balderdash, or even her recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Elayne has performed for presidents and queens (literally!) and has been a working comedian since the ’70s, but she has a calling beyond comedy: animals.

 

In 2001, Elayne started Tails of Joy. Through her national nonprofit, she offers what she calls Little Guy Grants to the smallest, neediest rescue groups that are making the biggest impact in their communities. She works especially hard to support the large, misunderstood, and most abused breeds — the Pitties, Rotties, American Bulldogs, and any dog who suffers from undeserved bad publicity. “It’s so important to provide people with the facts about these smart, loving breeds, so draconian laws like BSL can be stopped in their tracks,” she says.

 

According to Elayne, when she does her comedy tours, she meets the most dedicated rescuers, who are doing the hands-on, hard work while struggling to make ends meet. “You’ll find that three old ladies in Ohio save more dogs in a year than entire multimillion-dollar, bloated national organizations, which take in millions a year and waste it on sending you keychains from China,” she continues. “If you want real bang for your rescue buck, support your small, local rescues.” Read more about Dog Rescue in Elayne Boosler’s Tails of Joy Helps the Smallest, Neediest Rescues here.

It’s amazing what can happen when we come together and help each other. These dog rescue groups get help from a famous comedian, but it’s also the every day volunteers and dedicated dog lovers who are making a difference.

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