Model, actor, and singer Alli Simpson has earned herself a pair of angel wings by starring in an animal adoption ad campaign for PETA.
The Instagram starlet is known for her glamourous globetrotting, calling Sydney, Los Angeles, and the Gold Coast home, but she’s also no stranger to living rough, having done a stint on the streets while filming the SBS series Filthy Rich and Homeless. Now, inspired by the loneliness she felt while away from her own family during filming, she’s teamed up with adorable pup Lucky to raise awareness of animal homelessness.
Since this video was filmed, Alli’s canine co-star has found a permanent home – but sadly, other animals aren’t 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.
“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 …. Please adopt – you can always visit any shelters, you can foster, you can sponsor … and de-sexing your animals is a big one, too,” says Alli.
With her compassionate efforts, Alli follows in the footsteps of her brother, Cody Simpson, who has also teamed up with PETA to speak out against animal abuse.
You, too, can be an angel for animals.Learn more about the reasons you should never buy animals from pet shops or breeders and always adopt your companion from a shelter: