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December 15, 2011

Charlotte Ross Wraps the Year as Animal Advocate Awardee

The HSUS Hollywood office party--where everyone gets the star treatment

More than 175 of The Humane Society of the United States Hollywood office's VIP Cast & Crew members and other supporters gathered for an exclusive Wrap Party and to honor animal advocate Charlotte Ross, star of FOX's hit series "Glee." Hosted by Beverly Kaskey, senior director of The HSUS Hollywood office, and Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS, this annual event took place at The Commissary at Sony Pictures Studios on December 4th.

Honoring our celebrity supporters

A passionate proponent of cruelty-free living, Charlotte Ross received The HSUS' Animal Advocate Award for her commitment and tireless support of key HSUS campaigns, in particular the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. Charlotte has also hosted and been a frequent presenter at The HSUS's annual Genesis Awards.

A star-studded event

But Charlotte wasn't the only person given the royal treatment at the event. All attendees, including celebrities Ryan O'Neal, Fiona Gubelmann ("Wilfred"), and Matt Grant ("The Bachelor: London Calling") were made to feel extra special for supporting the work of the Hollywood office.

Learn other ways our Los Angeles Office supports media efforts promoting animals »

Perks enjoyed by all

Having feasted on a gourmet vegan brunch provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering, guests bid at a silent auction of cruelty-free luxury items, luxuriated in chair massages from Accident & Pain Relief Center and fragrance layering by The Body Shop, received mini-manicures from Zenka Nails, and sipped wines from Four Paws & A Tail! The Family Jewels was also there selling jewelry for holiday gifts.

ACE Documentary Grant Winner announced

Party attendees also witnessed the exciting announcement of the 2011 Animal Content in Entertainment (ACE) Documentary Grant Winner. ACE Program Director Jonny Vasic made the announcement that "Cages of Shame," about a moon bear rescue in China, won the $20,000 documentary grant. The audience was even treated to an exclusive clip from the film.

See photos from the event on Flickr

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