Laura Guttridge

The blog is an epitaph of my career milestones including my participations, achievements on several events like Save The Animal, Vegan Diet, my Book 'Gypsy The Christmas Cat' etc.

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Swimsuit model, Laura Guttridge modeled for Art Meets Fashion – a charitable fashion show at Costa d’Este on Ocean Dr. in Vero Beach Florida. The event was presented by Gallery 14, Blondie’s on Ocean, Cooper & Co. and Ocean Drive Jewelers, with artwork by Chinese artist Kim Xu and popular international photographer Gary Collins.

Model Laura Guttridge is Featured in 'Art Meets Fashion'

Model Laura Guttridge is Featured in ‘Fashion Meets Art’ at Vero Beach News Weekly

The charity fashion show, and art display was attended by many affluent guest, and raised more than $11,000 to assist The Homeless Family Center of Indian River County.

Model Laura Guttridge at 'Art Meets Fashion'

Model Laura Guttridge at ‘Fashion Meets Art’ at Costa d’Este

Laura Guttridge is a well known animal activist who has participated in many demonstrations and protests against the use of animals for food, experimentation, and fur. She was also the  co-founded a small animal rights organization called Marion County Voices for Animals located in Central Florida in the early 1990s. The group worked to bring attention to the suffering of animals, and was instrumental in petitioning The Marion County Animal Shelter to stop killing unwanted stray animals with the cruel and out dated decompression chamber, and switch to more humane lethal injection.

For her devotion and respect for animals, Laura Guttridge was awarded The 2007 Humanitarian of The Year from The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County. In 2002 Laura was a top signature gatherer for a ballot initiative that banned the cruel confinement of pigs on factory farms in Florida.

While protesting for the rights of animals, Laura Guttridge was arrested twice, once in the Ocala National Forest while protesting the Youth Deer Hunt, and again while protesting against the use of fur.

Besides being a well known swimsuit model and animal rights activist, Laura has authored a book titled, “‘Gypsy the Christmas Cat’, which shows her unconditional love and care for animals.


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Well known swimsuit model and animal activist, Laura Guttridge co-chaired “Save the Chimps”, a charity fund raising event held at the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa.

Save The Chimp Project

A Noble Project For The Rescued Chimpanzees

The event was organized to raise funds for “Save the Chimps”, the world’s largest sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees.The sanctuary is located in Fort Pierce, and cares for 276 rescued chimps, that were once used for biomedical research, entertainment and the pet trade.

Activist Laura Guttridge

Activist Laura Guttridge Received Humanitarian Award For her Devotion.

Laura Guttridge, one of ten star dancers in this season’s 4th Annual Dancing with Vero’s Stars, benefiting the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, was the Event Chair for Chimps Kitchen. Laura Guttridge and Save the Chimps Executive, Philip Flynn spoke to an audience of more than 250 guests about the sanctuary and also introduced an informational video about it. For her love and dedication towards animals.

Laura Guttridge was awarded the 2007 Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Humane Society of Vero Beach. Since 1998 Laura has been on the  board of directorsfor The Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.

Her love and respect for animals was evident as a child,she is the author of  a book titled “Gypsy the Christmas Cat”. The book is based on the real life story of a cat that Laura rescued many years ago.

The book inspires children to show compassionate to animals, and is easily available on a number of online stores.

Laura Guttridge graduated with a bachelors in philosophy from the University of Central Florida and her work as a student is published in the university library. To bring attention to the suffering of animals, she also established an animal rights group called Marion County Voices for Animals in Ocala. In the early 1090’s this group was instrumental in petitioning the Marion County Animal Shelter to stop using the outdated and barbaric gas chamber to kill unwanted animals, and switch to the more humane lethal injection.