CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Girlfriends Films is donating $1000 to Best Friends Animal Society on behalf of AVN Media Network founder Paul Fishbein. The monetary gift is the January 2012 selection for Girlfriend’s Films monthly charity program. Past charities include Lambda Legal, Muscular Dystrophy Association, NPR, Cancer Research Institute, and others. Popular lesbian performer Jelena Jensen also selected Best Friends Animal Society, in November 2011. Fishbein’s donation is dedicated to ensuring a time when there are no longer homeless pets.

Girlfriends Films calls on its strong community of fans and followers to join Paul in fighting to prevent a proliferation of homeless pets. Donations of all sizes may be made directly to Best Friends Animal Society here.

 “I have always been impressed with Best Friends Animal Society as they seem to actually spend all the proceeds they receive on rescuing, rehabilitating, and placing the animals in proper homes,” said Fishbein. “It’s not a money grab like some animal-rescue organizations.  They care about saving lives.

“Girlfriends Films has a strong track record for philanthropy within the adult industry and beyond,” added Fishbein. “Their charity program is a great idea, and one I hope other studios take note of.  Allowing me to select where the January donation goes is an honor I am thankful for.”

With 2011 not a thing of the past, Girlfriends Films is celebrating its prosperous year by making additional $1000 donations. Checks were sent out to the Cancer Research Institute, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Doctors Without Borders and Compassion & Choices.

“We had a great year and wanted to give back even more,” said Girlfriends Films Vice President Moose. “Five additional charities dear to the hearts of Girlfriends Films’ employees will also receive $1000, in addition to our contribution on behalf of Paul. We hope it helps further the organizations’ great causes.”

Paul Fishbein recently appeared on Girlfriends Films’ talk show, The Kinky & Creepy Show, hosted by Dana DeArmond and Samantha Ryan and available exclusively on  Fishbein is one of the most avid supporters of Girlfriends Films’ movies through highly rated reviews.

Girlfriends Films has a long history of charitable contributions, having donated over $40,000 in 2010 and 2011. The company recently restructured its charity program from an annual end-of-year donation to an ongoing, monthly program. 2011 donations include Melissa Monet’s choice of Planned Parenthood, Lily Cade’s selection of Lambda Legal, Ryan Keely’s pick of NPR, Trinity St. Clair’s selection of Life 4 Paws, Jiz Lee’s donation to a California girls organization, Dyanna Lauren’s donation to Child Find of America, Cindy’s selection of Cancer Research Institute, Jelena Jensen’s selection of Best Friends Animal Society, and Samantha Ryan’s choice of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Any Girlfriends Films performers interested in participating may apply by emailing the following information to name, AIP charity of choice, reason(s) for selecting the charity.  Chosen performers will be asked to submit a personal photo depicting the performer engaged with the charity, the charity’s mission, or a similar charitable act. The photo will be used for promotional purposes.