By Tim Saunders on
“Envision a World With No Homeless Dogs or Cats” is the title of the new ad, which encourages people to spay or neuter their pets and never buy pets from pet stores or breeders (adopt them from shelters instead).
“One of my best friends is a woman named Whitney Smith and she works with the REVA foundation,” said Arquette. "She’s constantly rescuing animals… and she’s educated me about the horrors that animals in Los Angeles face. Half a million dogs and cats are put down in California every year—[one] every three seconds… I had heard over the years people say, “I don’t want to spay them before they have a chance to have babies.” There are half a million animals in our own state who are killed every year just because people want to have that experience."
According to PETA, more than 7 million dogs and cats are turned in to U.S. animal shelters every year, and almost half of these will be euthanized because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Arquette believes people need to do more to make their pets’ lives happy: “Play with them, kiss them, pet them, walk them. Take them out whenever they can. Let them have adventures. Smell the world.”
The new ad can be seen on the PETA website.
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