Dog Days

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R) brought to­gether her friends for a good paws… er, cause!

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Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) in­vited her pals out for some puppy love.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R) has al­ways been a dog lover, but when she was in­tro­duced to Tor­rance, CAbased Dharma Res­cue, which takes in dis­abled dogs that would oth­er­wise be eu­th­a­nized in shel­ters, she found a cause to re­ally sup­port. “I went and met these dog­gies and fell in love!” re­veals the ac­tress. “Dharma Res­cue res­cues dogs with dis­abil­i­ties that have been abused, hit by cars and aban­doned, or [have] other phys­i­cal ail­ments. They then re­ha­bil­i­tate the dogs, make them per­son­al­ized wheel­chairs and train them to be­come ther­apy dogs!” Egan in­vited a few of her two-legged friends — Joshua Mor­row (Nick), Chris­tian Jules Leblanc ( Michael), Chrishell Stause (ex-bethany; ex-jor­dan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; Amanda, ALL MY CHIL­DREN), Re­becca Budig ( ex- Hay­den, GEN­ERAL HOS­PI­TAL; Green­lee, AMC; Michelle, GUID­ING LIGHT) and Ta­mara Braun (ex-ava, DAYS; Reese, AMC; ex-carly, GH) — to cham­pion her new­est furry friends! For more in­for­ma­tion on the char­ity or to do­nate, be sure to visit: Dhar­mares­cue.org.

“I do­nate, of course, but my other main fo­cus is bring­ing aware­ness to the char­ity it­self, get­ting them pub­lic­ity and fund­ing, fund­ing, fund­ing!” Egan said. “It costs so much money for [or­ga­ni­za­tion founders] Su­san [Fulcher] and Au­drey [Mccabe] to feed th

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