YouTube's Favorite Pianist and Singer-Songwriter Stars in Exclusive New Video for peta2
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May 16, 2014
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Los Angeles – The With Love chanteuse also sat down for an exclusive video interview in which she shares Chloe’s story and stresses why adoption is so important. “I love my dog so much, and she’s like my best friend,” Grimmie says. “I feel like when you adopt an animal, it’s kind of like you’re saving them. … I would so much rather rescue a dog than just buy one.”
Not all animals are as lucky as Chloe was: Every year in the U.S., 6 to 8 million lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats enteranimal shelters, and more than half of them must be euthanized because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Every dog or cat purchased from a pet store or breeder takes a home away from an adoptable animal—meaning that one more animal in a shelter will die.
Grimmie also addresses how essential it is to be sure that you can take care of your new best friend before you decide to adopt. “It’s very important to love your animal, feed your animal, but if you don’t have that time and responsibility to do so, then I wouldn’t get one,” she says. “You just gotta know what you’re about to handle.”
Grimmie joins a growing list of celebrities—including Daniella Monet, Christian Serratos, Justin Bieber, P!nk, Madison Beer, Cody Simpson, andGlee‘s Lea Michele—who have teamed up with peta2 to help animals.