A.N.T. Farm Star's New peta2 Campaign Encourages Kids to Shower Dogs and Cats With Affection
For Immediate Release:
November 14, 2013
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Hugging her beloved dog, Cujo, 15-year-old A.N.T. Farm star China Anne McClain appears in a brand-new ad for peta2, PETA’s youth division, that proclaims, “Spend Quality Time With Your Furry Best Friend.” The ad, which was shot by celebrity photographer Lucas Rossi and is available here, goes on to encourage people to “Give your animals love and affection every day with long walks, kind words, and tons of attention.”
McClain also sat down for an exclusive peta2 interview in which she stressed the importance of being fully prepared to welcome a dog or cat into the family. “Make sure that you have the schedule to handle them,” she says. “You have to really pay attention to them and take them to the vet.” And one of the most important things to do at the vet? “Get your dog spayed or neutered,” McClain says. “That’s one of the first things that you should go and do.”
While Cujo, McClain says, is “a permanent part of our family,” not every dog is so lucky. Every year in the U.S., 6 to 8 million lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats enter animal shelters, and more than half of them must be euthanized because there are not enough good homes for them. The solution is prevention through always spaying and neutering.
McClain, also known for her musical work with The McClain Sisters, joins a growing list of celebrities—including her A.N.T. Farm costar Sierra McCormick as well as Lea Michele, Kellan Lutz, Pink, Cody Simpson, Daniella Monet, and Ke$ha—who have teamed up with peta2 to help animals.