12:53 pm - 01/11/2014

Kellan Lutz Helps Raise Over $200,000 for Bulgarian Dog Shelter

Actor Kellan Lutz recently helped to raise more than $200,000 (£133,330) for a local dog shelter in Bulgaria after recruiting the cast and crew of his new movie The Legend Of Hercules to lend a hand.

The animal-loving Twilight star, who had previously worked on The Expendables 3 there, returned to the European country to shoot the new action film last year (13), and he was so saddened to see so many abandoned pets on the streets of Sofia, he decided to do something about it.

He explains, "There's no laws (in Bulgaria) against what you do with your pets so a lot of people get dogs and... there's strays everywhere and it breaks my heart how un-taken care of they are and there's this amazing organisation that would rescue the dogs.

"They hold 500 dogs in this small facility and they don't euthanise. So Renny (Harlin, director) and Gaia (Weiss, co-star) and all of the cast from Hercules, we decided to help out and we'd go there on our off days and walk the dogs. We even named one Hercules, and someone in Dublin (Ireland), I believe, bought Hercules from them. We also raised over $200,000 for this place."


Back in November, there was a post about his goal to raise money for the shelter. Glad to read this update. Good job, Kellan!

igbywentdown 11th-Jan-2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
that's awesome!
clouddomino 11th-Jan-2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
Awww, that's sweet. I'm glad ONTD doesn't find him attractive. More Kellan for me.
saintvlas22 11th-Jan-2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
From the neck down I don't think we approve.

I'd still get his D
nalaa1906 11th-Jan-2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
This is amazing!
littlemix 11th-Jan-2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
homicidalslayer 11th-Jan-2014 06:39 pm (UTC)
how un-taken care of they are

Look, I give actors (especially former teen/child actors) a lot of leeway when it comes to their ignorance, but is "uncared for" REALLY that advanced of a vocabulary?
skyler_white_yo 11th-Jan-2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
Maybe he went to Zoolander's School for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Want to Do Other Stuff Good Too.
brando88 11th-Jan-2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
right? Or "neglected." Poor guy might be distracted b the 2% Rotten Tomatoes score his new film has with several critics specifically harping on his acting :/

At least he cares about Bulgarian dogs tho, could be worse.
samawati_sky 11th-Jan-2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
They're really trying to make him happen, huh? He should ditch the self tanner and act like a loveable goof like Tatum. It would probably work for him.
purplepeoplepop 11th-Jan-2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
He came to the theater I work at last night. He was really nice to the guests and signed autographs.
syvlie0o0 11th-Jan-2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
Hercules has 2% on Rotten Tomatoes.

brando88 11th-Jan-2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
Ikr lmao. And normally when a film is THAT bad critics often don't even blame the actors too much, but often cut them slack like "Ya it wasn't well-acted, but they didn't even have a chance the movie is that atrocious." Or they'll be like "Not even Meryl Streep or DDL could save this."

Yet, they're flat out using terms like "awful," "brutal," "heinous" etc when describing his acting. I mean, he made his career mostly off of Twilight and what, like 90210 before that - it's no surprise but I still LOL @ it.
ginger_maya 11th-Jan-2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
Laws against animal cruelty do exist in Bulgaria, but they're hardly enforced.
stani_mnt 11th-Jan-2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
This is amazing.
Actually,I had to do a homework a while ago and found out that there are actually Bulgarian laws regarding people's behavior towards animals and how owners should treat their pets, but most people just ignore them.
spankmypirate 11th-Jan-2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
I think he also spoke out against declawing cats, which is awesome. I cannot believe that's still legal in the US!
squirrelsarerad 11th-Jan-2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
awwwwwww! how lovely.
lulubelle007 11th-Jan-2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
good job, klutz
maya_chan_v 11th-Jan-2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
Only Pisces being the hardcore real giving animal lovers.
zparklemotion 11th-Jan-2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
truth right here
skyler_white_yo 11th-Jan-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
That's really sweet.
foryoursake08 11th-Jan-2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
That is great of him & the cast/crew!
backwardsjoker 11th-Jan-2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
Good job, Ken doll.
He seems so ditzy and kind, I don't get the hate.
handsdowntoo 11th-Jan-2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
My brother has visited. Bulragia a few times and he told me that when people were starvin due to the regime in power that's when they let their dogs go. Because they couldn't afford to feed them and wanted to give them a chance.
sumlikeithaute 11th-Jan-2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
I wanted him to happen years ago! Is he with Miley now?!
wearescientists 11th-Jan-2014 08:27 pm (UTC)
ugh his movie flopped so bad it was terrible. his tan? nty. romance? NTY. JUST GIVE ME POMPEII NOW.
topherfy 11th-Jan-2014 08:27 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. It's sickening that these animals are allowed to lead defenseless and neglected life. More should be done to save as help where we can.
ectypes 11th-Jan-2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
he looks like a dog
dcpmw 11th-Jan-2014 10:59 pm (UTC)
whenever I visit nicaragua and mexico with my family I keep my head down while we're driving because seeing all the poor cats and dogs starving in the street is so depressing. Especially when the dog is a stray and you see it has a litter of puppies. hopefully shelters like this is a start to solve such a widespread problem.
leonardy 12th-Jan-2014 12:50 am (UTC)
Balkans are the worst when it comes to animals. The ppl are largely indifferent to them & consider the strays a nuisence; as a result, many are abused/tortured, run over etc. Every time I'm in Bosnia I see purebreds like huskies walking around all dirty & starving. The ppl over there should be ashamed of themselves
illusivevenstar 12th-Jan-2014 01:13 am (UTC)
That's so wonderful. God damn if I was wealthy, I would be sinking tons of money into animal rescue organizations. We don't treat animals well in this world at all. I just try to show my own pets as much love as I can.

for_serious13 12th-Jan-2014 01:59 am (UTC)
Well, now I can't find him irrelevant
mjspice 12th-Jan-2014 07:28 am (UTC)
That's nice of him. But I still can't bring myself to like him. :/
childish 12th-Jan-2014 12:07 pm (UTC)
looking like zefron's ugly cuz in that pic
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