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Party to Help Homeless Pets

APE Action, ThumpingTails Animal Rescue and Rio Films to Host a

Celebrity-Attended Fundraiser to Save Unwanted Pets

“Dogs” of the Sea to Help Dogs on Land; Fundraiser to Showcase RioFilms’

Award-winning New Documentary “California Sea Lions-An Unforgettable Encounter”

Animals, People, and Environment Action Inc. (APE Action), a non-profit organization committed to promoting change through education, ThumpingTails Animal Rescue, a non-profit organization that rescues dogs of all ages, breeds, backgrounds or sizes; and Rio Films, makers of “Seal Island” and the new, award-winning documentary “California Sea Lions-An Unforgettable Encounter” will host a celebrity-attended fundraiser on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 2 pm at MODERN MEDIA in Culver City. The “Save Unwanted Pets” fundraising event will showcase Rio Films’ new movie “California Sea Lions-An Unforgettable Encounter” and will include wine tasting, appetizers/desserts, live music, children’s activities, silent auction/raffle, and an art exhibit.

The “Save Unwanted Pets” fundraiser is already gaining celebrity attention from Hollywood. Actors Marla Sokoloff (Desperate Housewives, Modern Men, The Practice), Jason Biggs (American Pie), Jenny Mollen (Crash; TV Series, My Best friend’s Girl), Sarah Carter (CSI NY; TV Series, Skinwalkers), Krista Allen (The Final Destination, Anger Management), Annie Duke (The Apprentice, World Series of Poker), Joseph Reitman (Gamer, Crank 2: HighVoltage) and many others, are scheduled to attend and show their support. Together, APE Action, ThumpingTails and Rio Films aim to draw attention to the serious need to fund care for the overwhelming amount of unwanted pets, as well as garner support for Sammy’s Place senior dog sanctuary and ThumpingTails Animal Rescue.

What: “Save Unwanted Pets” Fundraiser

Who: APE Action, ThumpingTails Animal Rescue and Rio Films

When: Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 2 pm

Where: MODERN MEDIA

5826 Uplander Way, Culver City CA 90230

Why: APE Action’s goal is to raise funds for Sammy’s Place, a senior dog sanctuary. This is a sanctuary where elderly dogs come to spend their last days, weeks, years in a loving environment. There is an overabundance of aging dogs abandoned in shelters every day that would benefit from the continued funding of Sammy’s Place.

ThumpingTails Animal Rescue’s goal is to raise funds to continue its work in animal rescue, rehabilitation and placement. The organization often focuses on dogs considered least adoptable including large dogs, seniors and those with medical needs.

Pre-sale adult tickets are $30/at the door $35, Children 2-17 years $10 pre-sale/$15 at the door. Children under 2 years old are free; Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. To purchase pre-sale tickets contact tickets@apeaction.org

About Animals, People, and Environment Action Inc.

Animals, People, and Environment Action Inc. (APE Action) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting change through education. APE Action’s mission is to further extend its work in animal rescue, rehabilitation and training by educating people on the importance of respecting life in homes, communities, and the environment. Through the implementation of educational programs, the organization strives to establish a sense of responsibility for making the world a better, and more humane, place. APE Action’s objective is to encourage kindness and empathy for both humans and animals, and to facilitate mutual understanding and respect in order to alleviate neglect and cruelty. For more information, please visit www.apeaction.org.

About ThumpingTails Animal Rescue

ThumpingTails rescues dogs of all ages, breeds, backgrounds or sizes. TTAR’s efforts often focus on those dogs considered least adoptable – large dogs, seniors or those with medical needs. Their dogs are rescued from public shelters that often find themselves in danger of being euthanized due to overcrowding, illness, age, or breed. The rescue also helps dogs that are abandoned, lost, or whose owners have passed away. TTAR’s mission is to help the animals that cannot help themselves. www.thumpingtails.org

About Rio Films’ California Sea Lions-An Unforgettable Encounter Movie

California Sea Lions-An Unforgettable Encounter will take viewers on an incredible journey into the mysterious world of one of the sea’s most dazzling creatures-the sea lion! Narrated by actor Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Rudy, Goonies), viewers discover the beauty and grace of these aquatic and acrobatic seals as they thrive in the cool Pacific waters off the California coast. This breathtaking encounter will inspire affection and wonderment for one of the most astonishing creatures to ever evolve. Go up-close and personal into the sea lions’ world and get an unprecedented glimpse into their mysterious lives. Plunge into the realm of wild California sea lions in this awe-inspiring documentary film.

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