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Ashley Bell's Blog: Meet the Elephants Who Captured My Heart

Ashley Bell's Blog: Meet the Elephants Who Captured My Heart

Originally posted 03/08/2013 02:00PM

Away from the silver screen, actress Ashley Bell, star of The Last Exorcism: Part II, is haunted by something considerably more cuddly than demons: elephants.

Two majestic creatures, elephants Kahm Lin and Arun Reah, whom she recently met on a trip to Cambodia, were saved from an illegal logging facility and now reside at The Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary.

In her second PEOPLE.com blog, Bell talks about the documentary she's making about these two gentle giants.

You can find Bell on Twitter @OfficialAshBell.

All my life I've had the privilege of calling animals my friends. Growing up, I've always been surrounded by rescue dogs and cats. Animal rescuers have always been my heroes.

About 10 years ago, a close family friend, L.A.-based attorney David Casselman, received one million acres of Cambodian jungle to turn into a wildlife animal sanctuary. It was donated to him by the Cambodian Minister of Interior to become The Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Ashley Bell's Blog: There's No Feeling Like Rescuing An Animal

Ashley Bell's Blog: There's No Feeling Like Rescuing An Animal

Originally posted 03/01/2013 02:00PM

Best known for her role in 2010's The Last Exorcism, actress Ashley Bell, who returns in the movie's sequel The Last Exorcism: Part II, out March 1, is a passionate animal lover who spends her free time fostering animals in need. Right now, her L.A. home is a temporary haven for close to a dozen rescues – and, thankfully, her permanent pal, cat Harrison, doesn't seem to mind the extra roommates.

In her first PEOPLE.com blog, she reflects on how the lovable kitty came into her life, and the work she's done with the Delta Rescue of Acton, Calif.

You can find her on Twitter @OfficialAshBell.

Don't worry. Despite the fact that you saw me smash a cat with a camera in my last film, The Last Exorcism, in real life, I'm an animal lover. Thanks to movie magic, that little guy is alive and well and signing autographs in New Orleans. And this week, my devil-possessed alter ego returns in The Last Exorcism: Part II.

Growing up in Santa Monica, I had eleven brothers and sisters, all spayed and neutered, possessed (he-he) with horrible breath and all of them rescues.

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