Richard Belzer–Detective John Munch on “Law & Order SVU”

by | Aug 6, 2008

Richard Belzer–the veteran comedian-actor perhaps best known as Detective John Munch on “Law & Order SVU,” also seen earlier this summer as a celebrity judge on “Last Comic Standing”–discusses his role as spokesperson for the North Shore Animal League America (based in Port Washington, NY, NSALA is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world) and its national “Paws-i-dential” adoption campaign tied to the Presidential election, describes how his beloved adopted dog Bebe (whom he rarely goes anywhere without, including TV sets and stages) entered his life and effectively rescued him, addresses the multiple virtues of animal adoption and related hope for an evolution to a time when all animal shelters and organizations are no-kill, responds to various callers and e-mailers, and more. [,]

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