John Stamos is getting a big kiss — from a canine pal! It’s all part of the Scream Queens star’s new PETA campaign, which proclaims, “Adoption Is Love. Begin a Lifelong Friendship at Your Local Animal Shelter.”
The ad was shot by top celebrity photographer Brian Bowen Smith.
“I couldn’t ask for more devoted companions than my dogs Lilo and Frieda, who are always ready to play, snuggle, and keep my spirits up,” says Stamos. “PETA and I encourage people to find the love of their lives at their local animal shelter.”
Not every dog is as lucky as Lilo and Frieda. Every year, more than 6 million dogs and cats end up in U.S. animal shelters, and half of them have to be euthanized because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Countless more end up on the street, where they may starve, freeze, get hit by cars, or endure abuse.
That’s why Stamos and PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” — encourage caring people to adopt from local animal shelters and never buy from breeders or pet stores, which only exacerbate the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis.