DHAKA: Animal lover Pamela Anderson has saved a dog from a life on the streets of India after she was moved by the plight of strays during a visit to the country earlier this year.
The former Baywatch bombshell is an avid campaigner for animal rights, and has long supported the work of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).
She was left upset at the amount of dogs left to fend for themselves on the streets of India during a recent promotional trip, and asked Peta India bosses to bring her one of the abandoned puppies when bosses flew to the US for meetings.
The adopted pet is called Pyari, and was saved from a construction site in Mumbai, reports contacmusic.com.
Anderson says, ‘I’m thrilled to be able to give Pyari a loving home. I already have rescued dogs, and I urge everyone to join me in adopting a homeless dog from their local animal shelter or the streets instead of buying a so-called pedigree’.
BDST: 2111 HRS, May 12, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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