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The FoundationThe Kris Kelly Foundation was founded by Kris Kelly after many years of dreaming of her own Non-Profit to save animals from abuse, slaughter, and neglect. The Foundation is taking an approach to not only work for animals but work for people also.

When Kris Kelly was in 5th grade she read a book for a book report about an old lady and an old horse. They were friends and spent a lot of time together. Kris remembers her teacher asking her over and over “Why do you think they are such good friends”….as Kris was talking her teacher kept saying “Keep talking…keep talking”. Kris finally said “Because they are BOTH lonely and need each other”. The teacher gave her a big smile and then an A on her oral book report.

That scene has run through Kris’s mind over the years. She didn’t know what would come of this memory that she couldn’t shake. As she grew older she developed a yearning to have the elderly, animals, and children work together.

The Kris Kelly Foundation is an animal rescue organization that embraces the elderly and children (that includes teenagers).

People have to understand that they have to live with the animals and animals NEED people. We all need each other. We are all one and together we can all help the ones in need heal.

There are a lot of lonely souls that are in need of healing and The Kris Kelly Foundation is here to find those souls and then heal them. Souls come in all ages, sizes, skin colors, fur, skin, and races. We embrace everyone. Whatever costume you wear on your journey in this life underneath the costume is a being that is full of love.

We at The Kris Kelly Foundation embrace “Humanity” and we give dignity and a voice to the animals that need someone to do it for them.

If anyone is interested in fostering for The Kris Kelly Foundation please Contact Us

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When giving is a way of life

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May 16, 2012

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Kris Kelly named her passion at a young age. She loved the animals and felt compelled to help them in whatever ways she could. This fire from within paved the way for her animal advocacy. Kris began rescuing and fostering animals before she moved to Los Angeles where her desire and compassion to make a difference became more formalized. As a volunteer at both the Amanda Foundation, and the Lange Foundation, Kris learned the best ways to care for the needy animals. She counts Gillian Lange as both her hero and mentor; this confidence spurred Kris on to start her own 5013c non-profit animal rescue- The Kris Kelly Foundation. www.thekriskellyfoundation.org

What makes this dynamic woman a force to be reckoned with? She gets things done. Essentially, her mission at her Foundation is to save animals from abuse, neglect and slaughter, as well as to find them safe, loving homes. Illegal backyard breeding, and selling dogs in stores, largely supplied by inhumane puppy mills, are areas that drive Kris into action. She participates in peaceful protests to help influence the minds and motives of those who can make a sea change by switching from selling bred dogs that have lived a tortured life in puppy mills, to adopting rescued animals. She petitions a multitude of sources, networks consistently on Facebook, and engages law enforcement to use the power they have been given to crack-down on illegal backyard breeding.

Besides utilizing carefully chosen foster homes to assist in caring for animals her Foundation rescues, Kris holds garage sales, conducts mobile adoptions and participates in fundraisers to help cover the impressive bills necessary to cover all of the intricacies of running her organization, as well as the formidable veterinary costs including shots, spay/neuter procedures, and medicines. Her dream of her owning a facility will no doubt materialize if tenacity and drive have anything to do with it.

Kris is as devoted to helping save a 500 pound pig from a concrete backyard, or relocating a dozen hens as she is to improving the life of an abandoned cat or dog; to her, all life is precious. She feels her own rescue animals, like so many others she has saved, are heaven sent. They are messengers that teach about the power of unconditional love. Kris has learned that lesson well.


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http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-kris-kelly-kris-kelly-foundation-beverly-hills/

December 18, 2017

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kris Kelly.

The Kris Kelly Foundation was founded by Kris after many years of dreaming of her own Non-Profit to save animals from abuse, slaughter, and neglect. The Foundation is taking an approach to not only work for animals but work for people also.

When Kris was in 5th grade, she read a book for a book report about an old lady and an old horse. They were friends and spent a lot of time together. Kris remembers her teacher asking her over and over “Why do you think they are such good friends” ….as Kris was talking her teacher kept saying “Keep talking…keep talking”. Kris finally said “Because they are BOTH lonely and need each other”. The teacher gave her a big smile and then an A on her oral book report.

That scene has run through Kris’s mind over the years. She didn’t know what would come of this memory that she couldn’t shake. As she grew older she developed a yearning to have the elderly, animals, and children work together.

People have to understand that they have to live with the animals and animals NEED people. They all need each other. They are all one and together they can all help the ones in need heal.

There are a lot of lonely souls that are in need of healing and The Kris Kelly Foundation is here to find those souls and then heal them. Souls come in all ages, sizes, skin colors, fur, skin, and races. They embrace everyone. Whatever costume you wear on your journey in this life underneath the costume is a being that is full of love.

They at The Kris Kelly Foundation embrace “Humanity” and they give dignity and a voice to the animals that need someone to do it for them.

“I rescue animals but really they rescued me.”

Has it been a smooth road?
I started out just like any newbie with a calling for a cause. I was optimistic, thought everyone had my vision and we as a group of people could change the world.

Well, I learned that not only did I have to save animals and give them a voice I had to navigate through human personalities also. This is something I was not expecting to do. In order to give the animals a voice you need to know how to deal with people and that can be a real challenge at times. Animal issues are on the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to importance when you go to community council meetings and the laws. The lack of help from the City is exhausting.

Animal rescuers are breaking our backs saving animals on death row at the shelters and the City is not enforcing the spay and neuter laws. No medical attention is given at the shelters so we have to pull animals and bring them to hospitals which costs us a lot of money. The way the US treats the animals is like a third world country and I feel like nobody is hearing our plea for help. The plight of the animals needs to change in the US and fast. If we do not change the way we treat animals what does it say about our character? America in 2018 can do better!

We’d love to hear more about your business.
The Kris Kelly Foundation rescue animals from Animal Shelters that are at risk of euthanasia and gets them medical care, foster care, socialization, and forever loving homes. We have taken in dogs from other countries that are having even more of a problem than the US and find them loving homes. We also handle abuse cases and help the animals that are being abused and neglected that do not have a voice. We also capture strays from the streets that have been abandoned. We make sure an “owner” is not looking for them and then we find them forever loving homes. I think what sets The Kris Kelly Foundation apart is that we are not breed specific and we help all animals. Dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, turkeys, etc. We help all animals of all ages.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I think our City is in NEED of organizations like ours. Southern California is very high kill and we have a lot of strays on our streets. I am ashamed that we are not doing more to help the animals on the streets and enforcing spay and neuter. This state needs help when it comes to the animals. The number one most important thing that needs to happen is to ENFORCE spay and neuter for all animals.


About Kris

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Kris Kelly grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. After graduating Greenwich High School, she moved to NYC to study acting at the American Academy. She performed with the 23rd Street Playhouse for a couple of years before coming to Los Angeles to work in film and TV.

Kris has loved animals since she was very young. It was when she started volunteering with the Amanda Foundation and Lange Foundation that she realized how many abused and neglected animals there were who needed homes. She vowed to donate her life to helping these furry friends with no voice.

“I rescue animals but really they have rescued me.” – Kris Kelly

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