06/02/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rescued Dogs Star In Touring Production Of Legally Blonde The Musical

In the popular musical, Legally Blonde, the show's four-legged characters, Bruiser the chihuahua and Rufus the bulldog, are fan favorites. In the touring production of the musical, the furry characters are played by dogs rescued by the Humane Society. The understudy for the role of Bruiser, a seven-year-old female chihuahua, was saved from the turmoil of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit.

The two chihuahuas and two bull dogs in the cast, once abandoned and homeless, are now leading a luxurious life as actors.

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