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by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes.
Photo: PETA

“Glee” star Kevin McHale has more in common with his costars than just a rocking voice. Like Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer, McHale loves rescue animals and believes that everyone should adopt instead of buy.

In his new PETA ad, the actor poses with his adopted companion Sophie to get the word out that dog and cat overpopulation is a big problem, but one that can be solved. All we have to do is “root for the underdog” by going to the shelter instead of the pet store.

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McHale said about doing the ad, “All my friends and all the crew members of Glee – they’re the biggest advocates of dog adoption, so it was kind of a no-brainer to do it.”

There are two other versions of the ad to see. We love that McHale is standing up for Sophie and the millions of dogs just like her across the country (and world) who are in desperate need of a home. Check out your local shelter or petfinder.com to see if your new best friend is waiting for you.

With so much love on the set of “Glee” for rescue pups, we wonder if animal rescue will ever be featured in an episode of the popular show. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • guest

    PETA has a horrible record — they do not operate a single adoption center and they were caught euthanizing perfectly adoptable animals…