VIDEO: Bernadette Peters Talks Broadway Barks & More on LIVE

Bernadette Peters stopped by LIVE WITH KELLY today to help give makeovers to some lucky shelter dogs and talk about the 18th annual BROADWAY BARKS event in New York City. "It's so important to have an ANIMAL for love, and to have somebody who is always there for you," explained the actreess. "They're healers, they're absolutely healers." Watch clips from the appearance below!

BROADWAY BARKS recently announced their 18th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City ANIMAL shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, Broadway Barks features celebrities from the hottest shows currently on Broadway.

The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS,will take place on Saturday, July 30, in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues). The festivities begin at 3 p.m. when attendees can meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of adoptable pets will take place between 5-6:30 p.m. This year's event will be co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Gloria Estefan. The rain or shine event is free and open to the public.

Click here for a full list of Broadway stars set for this year's Broadway Barks event!

Photo credit is Lorenzo Bevilaqua-Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution

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