TULSA - A Hollywood actress is in Tulsa to promote animal welfare at the Tulsa State Fair.
Elaine Hendrix, of "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," Saturday Nigh Live's "Superstar" and several TV shows, is taking a step away from Hollywood to talk about something much more important to her.
Hendrix is one of the founders of the Animal Rescue Corps, an animal protection organization that specializes in large-scale rescues.
The Animal Rescue Corps has saved hundreds of animals after natural disasters and from animal-cruelty situations.
In an effort to bring attention to the organization, Hendrix is in Tulsa to announce a major partnership with Ford Trucks.
"(Animals) have their own feelings, their own thoughts and their own animal ways, but they do feel pain," said Hendrix. "They do suffer and there is really no need for it."
Hendrix says it's necessary to care for animals and Ford Trucks has offered to help her spread the word.
"Our truck owners are big dog lovers in particular, so we think this is a good connection and another way we can contribute to the community," said Doug Scott with Ford Trucks.
Hendrix last made her way to Oklahoma earlier this year while rescuing animals affected by the spring tornadoes.
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