Twilight Star Kellan Lutz Says, ‘Adopt, Don’t Buy,’ in New Ad for PETA Smoldering Twilight actor Kellan Lutz stars in a new PETA ad with his adorable rescued mutt Kola to tell fans, “Adopt, Don’t Buy.” Every time someone purchases a dog or cat from a pet store or breeder, one fewer home is available for an animal des-perately waiting in an animal shelter or roaming the streets.
Each year, more than 7 million dogs and cats are left at animal shelters in the U.S.—and nearly half of those must be euthanized because of a lack of good homes. In an interview with PETA, Lutz says of homeless animals, “It’s our job to take them under our wing and take care of them and give them a place to live.” Animals sold in pet shops often come from “puppy mills,” where they are housed in cramped, filthy, and unhealthy conditions and lack proper veterinary care. And in light of the current animal overpopulation crisis, all breeding must be considered irrespon-sible. Soon to star as Poseidon in the film Immortals alongside Mickey Rourke—who also recently appeared in a PETA ad promoting the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats to fight overpopula-tion— Lutz encourages Twilight fans considering adopting a dog or cat, “If you can, do it,” and tells PETA, “Kola is my best friend.” If you’re thinking about welcoming an animal into your home, be sure to always adopt and never buy. Please support PETA’s work to improve the lives of dogs, cats, and all animals who are suffering from cruelty and neglect. To watch PETA’s interview with Kellan Lutz and sign PETA’s pledge to end animal homelessness, visit PETA.org.