Kristen Bell Hosts Shelter Me: Hearts & Paws

Television viewers and film fans know her for her roles in Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Frozen, but fans of our four-legged friends know actress Kristen Bell for her real life role as an animal advocate. Stepping in front of the camera with Lola, one of the former shelter dogs who takes center stage in her life, the star is acting as host of Shelter Me: Hearts & Paws.

The sixth episode in the popular pet-themed PBS documentary series, Shelter Me: Hearts & Paws will shine a spotlight on MUTTS cartoonist Patrick McDonnell as he visits one of the largest open admissions shelters in the United States– the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)– in order to draw attention to the option of pet adoption. Also, an animated short offers a portrait of a dog who finds a special someone to love at a shelter.

Along with ‘dogged devotion,’ the episode will also be the cat’s meow for people with a passion for our purring pals thanks to a segment on America’s first purrmanent cat cafe. Since late 2014 Cat Town Cafe in Oakland, California has found forever homes for more than 300 adorable adoptables!

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Shelter Me is an inspiring series that celebrates the human-animal bond with uplifting stories about shelter pets. Shelter Me was created and is produced by Steven Latham. The project also includes a website – – which enables anyone to create and share profiles of shelter pets to help increase adoptions. Shelter Me works closely with other animal welfare organizations to organize effective spay-neuter and humane education programs and helps develop and implement life-saving projects directly at animal shelters. Follow ShelterMeTV on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.