SAVED IN AMERICA Doc Tells Story of Kim Sill's Animal Rescue Journey; Screenings Set for This Weekend

SAVED IN AMERICA Doc Tells Story of Kim Sill's Animal Rescue Journey; Screenings Set for This WeekendFrom undercover investigations to peaceful protests throughout LA, animal lover and filmmaker Kim Sill documents her 5-year journey rescuing ANIMALS while coming face-to-face with animal abusers, hoarders, gang members and owners of puppy mills. Saved In America tells her story of defeat and triumph, and showcases the EVERYDAY heroes who spend their time and resources saving ANIMALS from death row. Screenings take place at noon in Agoura Hills, today, August 14 through August 20, with a special red carpet screening on August 15.

Sill, who protested for an entire year to raise awareness about pet shops selling puppy mill dogs, gained national attention working with Cesar Millan on an episode of Dog Whisperer. She went on to work with pet shop owners in Southern California, converting their stores to adoption centers for rescue animals, and in 2011 Sill opened her own humane pet store in Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks.

Sharing their passion for rescue animals, several celebrities appear in Saved In America including Pink, Cesar Millan, Dr. Phil, Kim Kardashian, and Katherine Heigl.

"Anyone who loves or has loved a pet should see this film. It exposes the pet industry, the animal welfare system, and will open your eyes about how all of us must come together to make a change," states Katherine Heigl and her mother Nancy.

"So happy that my song is in Kim's film," states Diane Warren. "What she does for these ANIMALS is amazing and proves that if we put our hearts into saving animals, we can!"

After each screening, a short Q&A will follow, featuring a different rescue group in the LA area. All ticket sales from that day will be donated directly to that organization.

IF YOU GO:

WHAT: Daily screenings followed by a 15-minute Q&A

WHEN: August 14-20 at noon

RED CARPET: Saturday, August 15

WHO: Katherine Heigl, Diane Warren and other animal-loving celebrities

Q&A DETAILS / 12:45PM start time:

· August 14, Shelter Hope Pet Shop

Kim Sill, Saved In America Producer, Owner of Shelter Hope Pet Shop

Charlie Cicchetti, PhD, Economist

· August 15, Jason Debus Heigl Foundation / surprise award given

Jennifer Brent, President

· 16th Brittany Foundation / dog adoptions from 11-1pm

Nancy Anderson, Founder

· 17th Eastwood Ranch Foundation

Alison Eastwood, Founder

· 18th Hope for Paws

Eldad Hagar, Founder

Shannon von Roemer, owner Bark n' Bitches

· 19th Bound Angels / award given

Robert Cabral, Founder

· 20th spcaLA

Madeline Bernstein, Sr. Director of Development

WHERE: Regency Agoura Hills Stadium 8, 29045 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301

For more information, visit www.SavedInAmericaTheFilm.com.

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