When not on a set filming, Vene is busy with animal welfare. She is an integral part of the feather side of Fur & Feather. She houses several abandoned and homeless parrots, cockatoos and ducks. Vene and her husband Jerry Dixon, bassist of platinum band WARRANT, also take in other assorted abandoned and homeless animals for care and rehab. Vene and Jerry are even proud parents to a few F&F animals – Ben the dog and R2 the African Gray.