Washington, August 28 (ANI): Elvis Presley's former wife, Priscilla, admitted that she was quite "embarrassed" after she was honoured at Much Love Animal Rescue's Third Annual Bow Wow Wow Dinner in Hollywood on Saturday, insisting that there were people in the audience who had devoted much more to the cause.
She was honoured with the Icon Activist's Award in front of a star-studded crowd, including Denise Richards, Tori Spelling, Jerry O'Connell, and Jason Lewis.
Priscilla reportedly became quite emotional as she accepted the prestigious honour.
She even confessed to having committed the cardinal sin of naively purchasing her three pooches from Bel Air's infamous puppy mill, the very thing the organization has been trying to prevent.
Mills are mass operations that keep dogs in cages for their entire lives for breeding purposes only, with very little veterinary care or human companionship.
Once their reproductive ability dwindles, they are generally killed, abandoned or sold to another mill.
"I didn't know at the time but I'm glad I did that because I was able to rescue them, they would have died. It was like having a newborn baby. One was so sick I had it sleeping with me," Fox News quoted her as saying.
She proudly announced: "I've now got rescue horses at Graceland. Especially now with the economy, this has really opened my eyes to what's going on out there. We need to give a voice to these animals."
A source closer to Priscilla said that her passion for rescuing animals had been pivotal in helping her through the dark days in missing her late husband. (ANI)