For Immediate Release:
17 June 2019
Model, Actor, and Singer Earns Her Wings Helping Homeless Animals
Sydney – Glamourous star Alli Simpson may be lucky enough to call three cities home – Sydney, Los Angeles, and her family nest on the Gold Coast – but she’s no stranger to living rough, having done a stint on the streets while filming the SBS series Filthy Rich and Homeless. The loneliness she felt without her own family around inspired her to join forces with PETA to speak up for homeless animals in this super-cute new campaign.
“It honestly breaks my heart and makes me sick to think and hear that … almost 500 animals a day are euthanised because they don’t have homes,” Simpson says in a video for PETA. “Please adopt, you can always visit any shelters, you can foster, you can sponsor … and de-sexing your animals is a big one, too.”
Joining Simpson in the campaign is former Sydney Dogs and Cats Home resident Lucky, who has since lived up to his name and found a permanent home. Sadly, though, not all animals are so fortunate – every year, hundreds of thousands of puppies and kittens are born in unwanted litters in Australia. Many are abandoned on the streets or left to languish in shelters. As a result, around 200,000 healthy dogs and cats are euthanised each year, simply for lack of good homes.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – encourages everyone with the time and resources needed to provide a dog or a cat (or two) with a lifelong home to visit their local animal shelter and never buy animals from pet stores or breeders, which add to the homeless-animal crisis.
Simpson joins a growing list of celebrities – including her brother Codyas well as Hugh Sheridan, DJ Tigerlily, and Sia – who have teamed up with PETA and its affiliates to speak up for animals.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.au.