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by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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When Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas’ dogs passed away, they decided to open their home to two other rescue pups from one of their favorite Los Angeles shelters.

Griffith and Banderas went to the Ace of Hearts shelter and found two shepherd/lab siblings, a brother and a sister. According to TMZ, the dogs had been abandoned and abused, although there is no additional information on what type of abuse they faced.

Thankfully, that’s all in their past now. The two pups will have a loving home with the actor and actress. The couple appears to have a history with the rescue organization and supports the adoption of companion animals.

Griffith and Banderas are in good company. Other big advocates for adoption include Ian Somerhalder, Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert, Ricky Gervais and so many more.

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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