An angel for animals

But now, the award-winning actor is asking her legions of fans to be angels. That’s because she has shot a brand new ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India in which she appears with a rescued dog named Bambi. As a puppy on the streets, Bambi was tormented by a mob of school boys before being rescued by a passing motorist. The ad reads, ‘Be an Angel: Adopt a Homeless Dog’, encouraging people to adopt a dog from an animal shelter or the streets. It was shot by ace photographer G Venket Ram.

In an interview to PETA, Trisha tells the heartwarming story of how she rescued her own dog, Cadbury. “I found him in Hyderabad while I was shooting for a film,” she says. “We were just driving past and we saw this small puppy who was wounded. He couldn’t walk and was lying in the rain.” After Cadbury received medical care, he spent every day with Trisha on the set. “There was no looking back,” says Trisha. “He came back home with me and he is like the son I never had.”

Across India, stray dogs and cats struggle to survive on the streets. Many of them starve to death or are injured, hit by vehicles or abused. Countless others are left to languish in animal shelters because there aren’t enough good homes for them. PETA and Trisha want people to know that they can bring joy into the life of a homeless dog or cat —and into their own lives — by adopting a lovable and loving homeless animal. For more information, visit PETAIndia.com

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