Terra Jolé’s Lifesaving Message in Behalf of Dogs: ‘Adopt, Don’t Shop!’

Little Women Star and Hero for Animals Teams Up With PETA for New Pro-Adoption Campaign

For Immediate Release:
June 21, 2017

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Surrounded by her three happily sleeping animal companions, reality TV star and Dancing With the Stars favorite Terra Jolé appears in a new pro-adoption ad campaign for PETA that proclaims, “Little Woman, Big Heart. Adopt. Don’t Shop.” In two accompanying video spots, she discusses why the most humane and rewarding option is adoption and how she risked her own life to rescue her dog Peggy.

“I found her on the highway, and she was dragging her back end, so I pulled over,” Jolé says. “And I am the girl that has a leash and cat treats in the backseat of my car. I picked her up and took her to the nearest vet.” The Little Women: LA star, who already had two dogs, instantly fell in love with Peggy and took her home to join the family. She made a full recovery, and Jolé adds, “[S]he’s still one of the happiest dogs, and I wouldn’t give her up for the world.”

Not every dog is as lucky as Peggy. Every year, more than 6 million dogs and cats end up in U.S. animal shelters, and half of them are euthanized because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Countless more end up on the street, where they may starve, freeze, get hit by cars, or endure abuse.

That’s why Jolé and PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—encourage caring people to adopt from local animal shelters and never buy from breeders or pet stores, which only exacerbate the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis.

Jolé is part of a growing list of celebrities—including Pamela Anderson, Joanna Krupa, Nicole Williams, Adriana de Moura, and Karina Smirnoff—who have teamed up with PETA to promote kindness to animals.

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