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by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Comedian Ricky Gervais is known for interacting with fans on twitter. (Just don’t send him a mean tweet. You might get humiliated in front of millions of his followers.)

One fan asked him for a very special request. He wrote, “having watched #Derek my parents agreed if you retweet this they will buy my sister a dog & let you name it!”

Gervais helped the guy and his sister out, but with one condition. Gervais retweeted and added to the end, “A rescue dog tho.”

Since millions of animals enter our shelters each year and only about half get adopted, we think Ricky is a champ for ensuring one more dog gets a home. We suspect, if the fan buys a dog instead of adopting, Gervais will have something to say about it. And it won’t be kind. Don’t cross him on twitter. You’ll get pummeled. And even if he doesn’t get a verbal lashing, adopting is the right thing to do anyway. We hope the fan listens.

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About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. 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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