When Wegner is not acting, he spends his days at KAAC, working with fellow teens to find homes for shelter animals, who he says are rising fast in numbers and need desperately to be saved. According to Wegner, too many people who are financially unable to keep their pets are leaving them at “high-kill”
Wegner hopes to permanently close city shelter gas chambers, and believes cities nationwide should require pet stores to obtain their dogs and cats from shelters or animal protection agencies. Those cities that have banned “companion animal” sales report higher pet adoptions and lower euthanasia rates at city shelters.
Actor, activist, singer and expert on animal adoptions, Wegner can provide tips and advice for those wanting to adopt a pet, hoping to adopt one soon or just thinking about it for now. As "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month" in October approaches, now is the fitting time for an interview.
"By adopting a pet from a rescue shelter you will be saving a life," said Wegner. "There are so many animals who need us to care for them, and in doing so we care for ourselves as well," he added.
Wegner, who has appeared in Doughboy starring Weekend at Bernie’s Terry Kiser, Random Acts of Christmas (Dec 2012), Modern Family and co-hosts a weekly radio show, Love That Dog Hollywood Kids with Lulu Cerone, founder of LemonAID Warriors, is available for interviews on adopting a pet and the many KAAC efforts to end animal cruelty.
Wegner's latest KAAC public service music video entitled, "Midnight Sun" depicts a safe, mythical realm for wild Mustangs that is raising voices for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 2966 and S1176), which bans slaughter and transport of horses on American soil and helps to preserve our disappearing western frontier.
When he is not busy acting, volunteering at rescue shelters or engaging in lifesaving endeavors such as saving wild horses or finding homes for shelter animals this 2nd degree Black Belt, swordsman and martial arts enthusiast spends time studying, skateboarding and playing music with his "Blonde," his pop music trio.
About Kids Against Animal Cruelty
Founded by teen actor Lou Wegner in 2010, Kids Against Animal Cruelty (KAAC) is a non-profit group that helps rescue shelter animals and promotes responsible pet ownership. As one of the fastest growing animal rights organizations, KAAC has more than 50,000 fans, supporters and colleague organizations worldwide including ASPCA, American Humane Association, and Best Friends Animal Shelters. New state chapters are being formed monthly. For information visit the Kids Against Animal Cruelty Facebook page.
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