Most of you recognize Kellan Lutz as Edward's adopted bother Emmett in the Twilight saga. Lucky for us, Kellan happens to be a hunk with a heart. He's so passionate about helping homeless animals that he and his rescued dog Kola are starring in an "Adopt, Don't Buy" ad. Look at the cuteness!
Each year, over 7 million dogs and cats are turned over to U.S. animal shelters that are already filled with wonderful, healthy animals, and nearly half of them must 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 terrible. They live in cramped, filthy cages, are denied proper veterinary care, and often go insane from confinement.
Watch as Kellan talks about meeting Kola at the animal shelter (so sweet) and how he feels about fur, and listen to his special message to Twilight fans.
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Kellan's not the only Twilight star speaking up for animals. Click here to find out what Christian Serratos is doing to help save seals.
If you'd like to learn more about how to make a difference in the lives of animals, click here to order our free magazine The Kids' Guide to Helping Animals. It's filled with stickers, fun activities, and information on tons of ways to help save animals.