Nikki Reed Goes to the Dogs To Benefit Animal Cruelty Organization

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Nikki Reed has teamed up with Found My Animal to create a collection of dog accessories that will benefit The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The pieces, which are sold through online retailer Gilt and include a $65 leather collar and a $62 leash, were unveiled at an event in West Hollywood on Sept. 30.

"As long as I can remember, I've been donating and volunteering for the ASPCA or local shelters. I couldn't be more excited that Gilt wants to shine a light on animal adoption, and I love what Found My Animal stands for," Reed, 26, told Us Weekly of the pet collection.

"I pick up dogs on the kill list, bring them to my house, and rehab them," Reed said. "Puppies get adopted faster, so my priority is always adult dogs and cats."

Reed is momma to her own fur babies — her mother's two German shepherds, three dogs she adopted, two horses and a rat. The actress said she has a passion for saving animals on the kill list.

"Puppies get adopted faster, so my priority is always adult dogs and cats," said the Twilight star.

Her passion for animals runs deep and it's one she shares with boyfriend Ian Somerhalder. While filming The Sunday Horse in Atlanta, the actress fell in love with two of the horses that were used in the film, so she bought them. "I was so attached and couldn't let go."

"Acting is my profession ... my craft," said Reed. "It inspires me. [Caring for animals] is like my second job. It's my other passion."

Pam Wright