Uggie Wants You to Adopt, Never Buy

Uggie for PETA

Uggie, the 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier who stars in the multi-Oscar-winning smash hit The Artist, is helping animals by appearing in a brand-new PETA ad.

When Uggie was a puppy, he was rejected by his first two guardians for being too energetic and wild. Uggie was on his way to an animal shelter when a friend of dog trainer Omar von Muller told him about the lively Jack Russell terrier.

Omar decided to take Uggie in, fell in love with the little pooch and soon realised that Uggie had a gift.

Tens of thousands of homeless dogs and cats enter animal shelters every year in the UK. Thousands are euthanised simply because there aren't enough good homes for them, while thousands more are left to languish in the shelters.

Uggie wants his fans to know that buying an animal from a pet shop or a breeder takes a home away from a deserving animal, just like him, waiting in a shelter for a loving family. You can join Uggie in helping to combat against animal homelessness by signing the pledge below.

Sign the Pledge

I want to help put an end to animal homelessness. By signing my name, I pledge to support and practice animal birth control by spaying or neutering my animal companion, educating others about the importance of spaying and neutering and never buying animals from breeders or pet shops.


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