Sitting with her canine friend Bambi, Sonakshi Sinha stars in an ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. The "Adopt a dog or cat from an animal shelter, and always get your animal companions sterilised" campaign released in time for the International Homeless Animals Day (August 17).
The advertisement reaches out to prospective animal guardians to avoid greedy breeders and pet shops, which only make the homeless cat and dog crisis worse and to adopt their animals from a shelter or take in a cat or dog from the streets instead. Sinha is a long-time supporter of PETA India, and since her college days, she has been rescuing animals – including her beloved dog Nancy, whom she lived with for 14 rewarding years.
Earlier, Sinha had also starred in a video for PETA that explained how important it is to always to have cats and dogs sterilised.
"Breeders, pet stores and people who don't sterilise their animals are responsible for all the animals who end up homeless", says Sinha. "Every time someone buys a dog or cat from a breeder or pet store, a homeless animal roaming the streets or waiting in an animal shelter loses a chance at a home and a good life."
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