Corey Fogelmanis Makes a ‘World’ of Difference for Shelter Animals in New Ad

'Girl Meets World' Actor Teams Up With peta2 to Encourage People to Adopt Animals and Never Buy Them From Pet Stores or Breeders

For Immediate Release:
May 10, 2016

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los AngelesCorey Fogelmanis took a break from filming the hotly anticipated third season of Girl Meets World to star in an ad campaign promoting animal adoption from shelters for peta2, PETA’s youth division. The ad shows Corey with his adorable rescued pup Sunshine next to the words “Adopt—Don’t Shop,” and the campaign includes a shareable video PSA in which Corey provides a code that fans can text to get the ad as an iPhone background.

In the video, Corey talks about making Sunshine a part of his family. “You can tell how grateful and loyal Sunshine is to my Mom and my family just for saving her,” he says. “I think that’s really special and so I’m glad that we had the opportunity to do that.” Corey further points out that refusing to buy animals from breeders, puppy mills, or pet stores is an essential step toward ending the animal overpopulation crisis.

More than 6 million animals enter U.S. shelters each year, and roughly half are euthanized because there aren’t enough good homes. That’s why Corey and peta2—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—have teamed up to ask caring people to adopt companion animals from shelters and never buy them from pet stores or breeders, which add to the homeless-animal crisis.

“The loving animals in shelters will steal your heart, and a quarter of them are purebreds,” says peta2 Senior Director of Youth Outreach and Campaigns Marta Holmberg. “peta2 encourages families to visit their local shelter to find their perfect match.”

Corey Fogelmanis is known for playing Farkle Minkus on Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World. He joins a growing list of celebrities—including Jordyn Jones, Daniella Monet, Hayes Grier, Fifth Harmony, and many more—who’ve teamed up with peta2 to promote kindness to animals.

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