Hollywood legend Jean-Claude Van Damme has once again shown his softer side for animals teaming up with Elected Official Keith Kirkwood asking Angelinos to consider adopting a pet from the state’s shelters.
The campaign, which aims to encourage people considering getting a pet to visit adoption shelters over shopping malls or puppy farms, has the support of local shelters with Johnny Ray, owner of Birdhouse Dog House Rescue vocalising his support saying, “We are thankful for having Mr. Kirkwood and Mr. Van Damme as it really increases awareness on the need to adopt.”
Van Damme is well known for his love of animals and has owned rescue dogs for years.
He recently handed over a $30,000 cheque to Animals Australia and met up with some Greyhounds on his tour down under leading him to encourage Australians to consider adopting the breed, while Councilman Kirkwood has adopted a dog friendly atmosphere in his office where his own two rescue dogs, Rocky and Bebe make themselves at home.
As part of the ongoing campaign to encourage and promotion pet adoption in Los Angeles, Mr Van Damme will be at local events taking family photos with those who adopt a pet, as well as going to the local animal shelters and dressing up in fun costumes along with the dogs to pose for silly pictures which help destigmatise the rescue dogs and help them to find loving new homes.
Mr. Kirkwood and Van Damme also will be doing how to train your dog videos, as many people surrender their dogs to shelters due to giving up on the training.