Every time I see a photo of Kellan Lutz and his rescued dog Kola, it just melts me, and I’m sure that it has the same effect on most of you too. Seeing a hot guy doting on his adorable dog is like catnip.
Each year, more than 7 million dogs and cats are turned over to U.S. animal shelters that are already crowded with wonderful, healthy animals, and nearly half of them will be euthanized because there aren’t enough good homes. Think of it this way: For each adorable puppy or kitten purchased from a breeder or pet shop, an equally adorable animal at a shelter loses his or her chance at finding a home and is euthanized.
Conditions for animals in puppy mills, from which pet shops often get the animals they sell, are deplorable. They live in cramped, filthy cages, are denied proper veterinary care, and often go insane from confinement.
Says Kellan, “[I]t’s our job to … take [animals] under our wing and take care of them and give them a place to live.” “Team Kellan” all the way!
Watch as Kellan talks about meeting Kola at the animal shelter (have tissues handy) and how he feels about fur, and listen to his special message to Twilighters.