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Elijah Wood Helps Out Animals In Chile

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So cute!

Actor Elijah Wood was invited to come down to Chile by Jorge Yarur, the founder of the Yarur Bascuñán Foundation, to get involved with the organization that supports abandoned pets.

Elijah says:

“I am interested in Jorge’s organization. I’m interested in getting involved, because I love animals. I have three dogs, and grew up with dogs and cats.

"It’s just a humanitarian act. I like the initiative. As a human being I am interested in the welfare of animals and people. There are many dogs in the streets that are without protection. This is the first foundation I have participated in.”

Sounds like a truly honorable one!

Just look at that pup — how can you say no to that sweet face!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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60 comments to “Elijah Wood Helps Out Animals In Chile”

  1. 1

    Wonderful. So wonderful. God bless you, Elijah Wood.

  2. 2

    to hell with animals. the only time any effort should be put into helping animals is when it benefit mankind. there are millions of human beings suffering all over the world and why do you give a crap about a dog.
    help them Jessus. these foolish foolish people.
    please spend this time and effort on human beings instead.

  3. 6one9 says – reply to this


    I like my 3 dogs more than most people on this planet!! People really should learn how to treat “Man's best friend" with a lot more respect than they get!!

  4. 4

    I applaud his interest in helping a great cause, but is he unaware of the ASPCA? We've got that same thing right here in the US that needs help from people like him as well. He didn't need to go down to Chile to help out animals.

  5. Emesa says – reply to this


    Too cute

  6. 6

    There are so many children in that part of the world who are abandoned and starving…help the children first. Our US pets are treated so much better than the majority of children in the world…

  7. 7

    Yay Elijah!

  8. 8

    Re: life man – You're a total waste of space. Since u care about humanity so much please do humanity a HUGE favor and go stab yourself in the face. =)

  9. 9

    Man, I am so damn sick of "wah, wah - the animals." Crist, there are homeless families out there. Sorry, but every single time I see an animal lover, I have to wonder why they don't connect with decisional, rational human.
    He's not so bad - there are folks who can only identify with the "love" of an animal. Yeah, an animal feed (try not feeding them, let's see how much they like you then . . . ) really are beyond my realm.

  10. 10

    life man your a fucking douche. Animals rock.I don't get why people are such selfish assholes.

  11. 11

    is Elijah gay?

  12. 12

    no thank you, i will not stab myself in the face. i would rather stab a dog or two in order to feed hungry people.

  13. 13

    Re: dunnuchick

    Why can't people do both? They can help people and animals… and besides, there is a lot of organizations that helps humans (in every country), but there are countries that do nothing for animals. I hate when people compare humans with animals!!!!

    Elijah Wood also visited some devastated cities (2 months ago we had a huge earthquake), and he did this with The First Lady.

    Paul Walker came to help too, but he made it silently. He offered help as a paramedic.

  14. 14

    Re: dunnuchick

    That's not true, people do not die from hunger here… hahahahaha, Where did you get that information?

  15. 15

    life man you're a fucking selfish bastard. thats all im gonna say you fucking prick

  16. 16

    Animals can not protect themselves, starving homeless people CAN. animals are abused, tortured and killed every single fucking day and if we want to fucking care we can. There are enough people helping people out there, what abotu the animals? sorry you selfish bastards but why don't you go help human beings out since you're so damn against helping animals instead of talking shit aobut us.

  17. 17

    oh my God. you people are really sick. starving homeless people can help themselves. umm, so they choose to be that way. they choose to starve to death they choose to be homless, they choose to die of hunger and diseases.

    all those individuals who care about animals so much. i would send them to live with lions, tigers and cocrodiles. see how much they care about you.
    you people sicken me. there should be no organization to help animals unless if helping an animal will be useful fro mankind. human being are totured and killed everyday, all of our efforts should go towards this. period.

  18. 18

    Re: ashfacesparkles – ohh I hope not! but now that I think about it, you might me on to somethin lol…sexy as hell tho!

  19. 19

    I guarantee you "life man" and his ilk who are bitching about helping animals do nothing to help the humanity they claim is so much more worthy than the animals.
    What a crock of shit.

  20. 20

    That's so great, I hope he could be of help here in Chile, there are many dogs here on the streets alone, and they are usually killed.. so i hope we can do something about it.

  21. 21

    humans are a plague .. we are destroying this planet becouse we think it belongs to us.. and thats the most selfish thought ever, Go Elijah! , we need more people like you! (:

  22. 22

    Life Man,
    Get a life. You sound like one mean excuse for a human being.

  23. 23

    He's so awesome. I actually met him in person, very nice guy. Very approachable. And a good cause.

  24. 24

    You know I knew the minute I read this that the comments would be filled, with the "why care about animals when there are humans starving etc etc etc, blah blah blah". I am sorry guys, but that is akin to saying for example "oh you lost your job and your family are out on the street, pull yourself together there are people whose family members have died, their tragedy is worse than yours". Just because there are humans in the world suffering it doesn't mean we shouldn't care about animals who are suffering, they have no one to help them, no voice and I for one think what Elijah Wood is doing in Chile is great.

    And Lifeman, " the only time any effort should be put into helping animals is when it [will] when it benefit mankind" just shut up! Contrary to popular belief we are not the only species on this earth and the humans you think are so great that are being tortutred and killed every day who exactly are they being tortured and killed by? Last time I checked it wasn't lions and crocodiles.

  25. 25

    Re: life man – Do the world a huge favor and get killed by jumping off a tall building at around 5:30 today. Our species will get stronger. Fucking dumbass with your shit opinions..

  26. 26

    Re: life man – FUCK YOU life man! Who gives a shit what you think and how dare you start it with 'to hell with animals'! Do you know what a JACK ASS that makes you? You go ahead and focus on humans (which I'm dead sure you don't because that would make you good),and humans have a voice already…WE'LL focus on animals that have NO voice NO protection at all completely at our MERCY! just because you don't believe they matter, doesnt' mean they don't, it just means you're a jacklickFUCK of a piece of trash.

  27. 27

    Re: Sandra_Nazi_Bullock – fucking awesome!!!!! HAHAHA!!!! love you!

  28. 28

    Its great he's helping out animals. I'm sure he means well. But there are so may people suffering. Of course it looks cute helping out dogs. But what about childdren out there on the streets. People with no homes. Becacasue of the eartquake. Off course its difficult. But if it were your country, would you help dogs first? By the way, love dogs and animals. But stuff like this in the media really annoys me.
    Sandra, Chile

  29. 29

    Re: Bulnes – Totally AGREE with you! We're a virus of the most evil multiplying kind! We're literally aggravating the planet's surface and atmosphere and everyday species are disappearing!! That's exactly what a virus or cancer does to it's victim. We're almost at 7 billion but "cull" elephants when they get into the hundred's of thousands because "there's too many of them"…but what the FUCK about us? We don't count apparently….we're the untouchable…we're…HHHHUUUMAN…So sick and wrong in every way. Maybe we'll learn out lesson when we 1.) destroy earth and all of it's inhabitants OR 2.) maybe other life will come here one day and cull our numbers down because they might be smarter and there's too many of us! Damn speciest like this 'life man' jackass!

  30. 30

    Re: Ssazaximena – good idea hun, get to it!!! BTW, there are other celebrities doing that. There are enough people to work on both animals and people thank you, but I think we should focus on YOU and getting you to work for humans! Maybe spend less time worrying about others helping animals and more time on you helping humans. How does that sound? Fair?

  31. 31

    i'm from Chile too ,and there are sooo many people helping humans here, there was even a "teleton" for them .. i'm one of those people that helped animals after the eartquake, NOT humans, becouse they are defenseless, have no voice, and deserve all the time and help they can get.. Thanks Elijah , your are the best (:

  32. 32

    i cannot find a website for this organization… anyone?

  33. JCPR says – reply to this


    he's so freaking cute!!!

  34. 34

    Re: Bulnes – Thank you!!! You're awesome! :-)

  35. 35

  36. 36

    Good for you, Elijah! What a wonderful cause to get started in and help out with! :)

  37. 37

    my sister loves elijah wood lol so i had to comment. and she also wanted to give a shout out to Sean Astin (she is obsessed with his autobiography lolz)

  38. 38

    I understand that we all can do both…help children and animals. I have two dogs, one bird and fish plus a child. I foster medically fragile children from third world countries while they are in the US for lifesaving surgery. I've been to Haiti (before the earthquake) and saw the starving and abandoned children. I'm going to Ecuador next month on a medical mission…..there are starving children there too…If I saw a child sick & dying next to a dog sick & dying…I would try to save the child first. Who would you save first?

  39. 39

    Re: 6one9Re: 6one9Re: 6one9 – []\]]Re: life man – I do agree. Animals are important. But what would YOU do if a disaster like happened in Chile, with people on the streets, people with no homes, infrastructure down. Yep Save a dog????? Instead of saving children? Of course it looks way much better to save a cute puppy. I've got a labrador But families who need help, please help them first.

  40. 40

    Dam Elijah is doing a good thing that is what he wants to do? Let him be. There is just no satisfaction for everyone. If he help animals, What about the humans? If he help humans "Whats about the homeless animals?" If he donates money to Chile Oh What about the US? There is just no pleasing everyone. Whatever he did he does it with the kindness of his heart. That is why I Love Elijah!!!

  41. 41

    life man - anyone can choose to help whoever/whatever he/she wants. The key is to help. Don't sit on your useless arse in front of the computer all day and criticize others who do good - any good.

    Animals suffer at the hands of people a whole lot more than the other way around. Some people do choose to be dependent on society their entire life by not helping themselves or by educating themselves. Ever heard of free handouts/welfare/food stamps for several generation in a row? Now that's shameful, not a hungry dog begging for food.

  42. 42

    he should do that in America!

  43. 43

    Re: Sandra_Nazi_Bullock
    This doesn't have anything to do with the topic, but I was wondering why you think Sandra Bullock is a Nazi??? Though I agree with you on the "Yay Eli!" ;o).

  44. 44

    I don't know if any of you saying "why Chile" have been there, but the situation with dogs and animals on the street is very bad. It's not like here where we take them in for a couple of weeks and then euthanize them. In Chile the dogs are left to live on the street for years and any given neighborhood will have dozens sleeping in parks, following you for food, etc. Yes, there are people that live in poverty and on the streets as well, but ignoring one problem doesn't solve the other.

  45. Jai says – reply to this


    An admirable cause.

  46. 46

    Life man get a life you are a pathetic human being, but then you don't sound human to me either way. In case you don't know dummy we are animals too. Animals are more appreciative than humans.

  47. 47

    People can help themselves, animals can't. Many homeless people are ho,eless because they choose to be. Dogs don't choose their lives and we people need to help them.

  48. 48

    they have more problems with animal abandonment than in the US.

  49. 49

    Re: life man – why? humanity is full of evil and cruelty. let's save the animals!

  50. 50

    always love to hear about celebs helping our furry friends.

  51. 51

    Re: elisilla – paul helped who, the animals or people? great effors on both men.

  52. 52

    Re: SpunkyJess – welll said!! i applaud you.

  53. 53

    Re: life man – umm many homeless people are drug addicts or alcoholics, they made bad choices….animals don't get to make choices.

  54. 54

    Awwww,what a shcweetheart!

  55. 55

    the difference between humans and animals, is that we are far superior to them. we can defend ourselves against other humans. we can get a job, earn some money, buy some food. these animals live in OUR world. we don't share it with them, we've made it nearly impossible for cats, dogs and other small animals to live on their own. they have to fend for themselves and without our help they have no hope.

    kudos to elijah, i've always liked him but now i like him even more.

  56. 56

    You're an idiot. It's people who fuck up this world and everything in it.

    You must be a lonely bitter man.

  57. 57

    You're stupid. If people didn't care about animals we wouldn't have any. That would be a boring ugly world and I would be stuck looking at your dumb face.

  58. 58

    Re: dunnuchick – Uhh earth to dumbchick there already are organizations that help these people…you would know if you actually participated.

  59. 59

    Re: urdumb26 – Sorry that first was supposed to be for "life man" I don't now what happened to the RE.

  60. 60

    Re: Lulu-2 – My second comment is to you.