Pamela Anderson adopts stray dogs

Updated: Oct 27, 2010, 11:30 AM IST

London: Pamela Anderson has adopted two stray dogs from a shelter in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The supermodel-actress extended a helping hand when animal rights group PETA asked her to help them fund a relocation programme for cats and dogs. These animals were abandoned by desperate owners, who had lost their livelihood following the Gulf Coast oil spill earlier this year, reports a website.

Anderson flew to the region and visited shelters. She left with two dogs - Gina Lollobrigida and Bardot - named after two yesteryears` actresses.

PETA staff in Virginia agreed to provide shelter to 40 other stray pets following Anderson`s humanitarian act.