Justin Bieber's Pound Pup PETA Campaign: 'Animals Can Make U Smile!'

Thu, January 20, 2011 11:21am EST by Add first Comment

Justin Bieber’s calling all pet lovers to ‘adopt from your local shelter!’ He doesn’t want any more pups, like his own precious Sam, to have to be put down!

Don’t you just love cuddly puppies? Well so does Justin Bieber! Justin has partnered up with PETA for the second time to help encourage animal lovers to adopt their pets from shelters instead of buying them from breeders or pet stores.

“It’s really important that people adopt,” Justin says. “I really encourage going out to an animal shelter or a place where you can get a dog who has been abandoned or doesn’t have a home.”

“Every year, 6 to 8 million abandoned or stray dogs and cats enter animal shelters—and half of them must be euthanized because of a lack of good homes,” says PETA . “Justin wants his fans to know that buying a dog or a cat from a pet store or a breeder takes a home away from a deserving animal waiting in a shelter for a loving family.”

Justin even has pup himself! “I have a dog named Sam — a papillon,” Justin shares. “We moved to a city where I didn’t really know anybody and I wanted a friend around. Sam was kind of like that friend.”

Are you going to help the Biebs in the fight to save the lives of our furry friends?

Watch Justin’s original PETA Public Service Announcement below!

- Lindsey DiMattina

Learn more about Justin Bieber at peta2.com.

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