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‘The Artist’ Star Uggie Says, ‘Adopt, Don’t Buy’

Written by Michelle Kretzer | April 30, 2012

Scene-stealing canine star Uggie won people’s hearts in the award-winning film The Artist. Now the world’s favorite pup is the star of a PETA campaign encouraging everyone always to adopt—never buy. Before Uggie was a Palm Dog Award winner at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, he was just another statistic—an unwanted dog, who was passed off by two families before he found a wonderful permanent home. Every animal deserves the same happy ending that Uggie experienced.

When you are ready to welcome an animal into the family, please don’t support pet stores or breeders, who are largely responsible for the 3 to 4 million animals who must be euthanized in animal shelters every year because there are not enough homes for them. Remember always to adopt—never buy.

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  • Vicky says:

    Beautiful advert, although there are responsible breeders who look after their animals I don’t trust online sales or pet shops, it is disgusting that a living being should be bartered like a pound of corn and I support the abolition of puppy farms.

  • monica says:

    Please save lives and adopt.