Kevin McHale Always Roots for the Underdog

Kevin McHale knows how it feels to be the underdog when he’s playing Artie Abrams on Fox’s hit series Glee. So it isn’t hard to understand why he’s rooting for all underdogs in his new ad with PETA, which features his adopted pooch, Sophie, and was shot by celebrity photographer Jack Guy.

Six to 8 million cats and dogs enter U.S. animal shelters every year, half of whom must be euthanized simply because of a lack of good homes. Countless others who never make it to a safe haven succumb to starvation, disease, weather extremes, traffic, and even cruel people on the streets.

With advice from his friends and fellow cast members of Glee, adopting Sophie from a shelter was a no-brainer because every animal purchased from a pet store or a breeder means a death sentence for an animal sitting in a shelter, desperately hoping for a good home. Join Kevin and Sophie in being part of the campaign to end animal homelessness by making sure that your animal companions are spayed or neutered and adopting—never buying—animals.

Check out Kevin’s exclusive interview behind the scenes at his PETA photo shoot:

Check out two different versions of Kevin and Sophie’s ad here and here.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind