‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Reno 911’ Star Marks World Cat Day With New PETA Video

Wendi McLendon-Covey Has the Secret to Clear Communication With Your Cat—Or Does She?

For Immediate Release:
October 29, 2014

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – We all know how cats are—just when you think you’ve gotten through to them, they turn around and knock over your water glass … and then they snuggle right back up to you. But Bridesmaids and The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey thinks she has the key to great communication with her adopted cat Crash in a hilarious new video for PETA, which debuts just in time for World Cat Day.

In the video, the Reno 911 star carries on a typically one-sided conversation with Crash—and also reminds viewers that the most important things that we can do for our cats are keep them indoors, scoop their litterboxes, and give them plenty of attention and healthy food. McLendon-Covey was compelled to do the fun video because of the very serious issue of companion-animal overpopulation.

“Eight to 10 million pets every year go into shelters, all right?” she says in an exclusive PETA interview. “And about half of them end up being euthanized. No shelter in the world wants to euthanize pets. But because of irresponsible pet ownership and breeders, too many animals are being born, and there’s not enough good homes to take them in. They have to not be born in the first place.”

McLendon-Covey joins a long list of celebrities—including Jane Lynch, Bill Maher, Fred Willard, Mickey Rourke, Cloris Leachman, Marc Maron, and John McEnroe—who have teamed up with PETA to promote responsible animal guardianship.

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