“I’ve always loved animals and when you do a strip about animals, you try to see the world through their eyes. And you know, Earl and Mooch have loving guardians, but I think of cats and dogs and rabbits and other animals in the shelters waiting for their home. So I thought it’d be interesting to put it in the strip to remind people that they can have a little Earl or Mooch in their house real easy by just going to the local shelter. And I got hooked up with the Humane Society of the United States…actually they asked me to be on their board of directors and I’ve been on that board since 2000, so I’m learning more and more about how tough it is for animals on this planet, so I do my best, through my strip, to help.”
- Mutts Comic Strip Creator Patrick McDonnell discussing his love for animals and the earth with TreeHugger.com. HSUS, you say? WE LOVE THOSE GUYS!! To read the entire interview head on over to TreeHugger.com!