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Actress Torrey DeVitto Promotes Shelter Adoption

“He literally just melts in your arms when you pick him up…I always tell friends who are interested in getting a pet that they should adopt.” —Torrey DeVitto of Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars

The fourth annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day kicked off with the final installment in the "Meet My Shelter Pet” online video series. The video features actress Torrey DeVitto of Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars with her dog, Beau. After adopting her dog from a shelter, Torrey said, “I think that adoption is the only way to go.” 

Watch the video and see why shelter pets are so deserving of your love (and of being g adoped!)  

Information about the program: Produced by the The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, and Ad Council, in partnership with Halo Pet Foundation, the video is an extension of our larger Shelter Pet Adoption campaign, which aims to change people’s perceptions of shelter animals, and ultimately increase adoptions across the country. Since the campaign was launched in 2009, the percentage of dogs and cats who were adopted from shelters has risen from 27 to 29 percent. Euthanasia of shelter pets is also down 10 percent. Sadly though, we still have work to do. Approximately 2.7 million healthy and treatable pets still lose their lives in shelters each year.

Click here watch our other videos from the “Meet My Shelter Pet” series, including one from Late Night with David Letterman band leader Paul Shaffer. You can find more details about the campaign at TheShelterPetProject.org.

 What can you do to make a difference in the life of a shelter pet? We'd love to know! 

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