Richards, whose love of animals was documented in her 2009 reality show, It’s Complicated, has thrown herself into helping a local group called Best Friends Animal Society however she can. Silva Battista, the co-founder of Best Friends said:
“Denise is phenomenally faithful. She frequently comes down to the shelters to help us with whatever we need. She also sponsors animals, she comes out for our events and she really understands the issues. She’s been amazing.”
In addition to their animal sanctuary, Best Friends offers a unique program, Pup My Ride, which provides transportation for animals rescued from puppy mills and shelters to new homes across the United States.
“Whenever I’m in town, I volunteer for Pup My Ride,” says Richards. “They save 30 to 40 dogs that would be otherwise be euthanized and instead, places them into good homes.”
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