Bollywood actress and South Indian siren Amy Jackson has joined a campaign to encourage people to share their homes with a homeless cat or dog.
In an advertisement by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, the actress appears as an angel holding Alfie, a cat that she had rescued and later adopted, next to the words, “Be an Angel for Animals: Adopt. Don’t Buy!”
Jackson had found Alfie when the cat was just six weeks old, abandoned on the side of a busy road in a box with four other kittens. Three of them didn’t survive, and Jackson and her sister adopted the other two, Alfie and Frankie.
“Every time someone buys a cat or a dog from a breeder or a pet shop, a cat on the streets or in an animal shelter loses his or her chance of finding a good home,” Jackson said today.
“We can stop the cycle of animal homelessness and save lives by opening our hearts and homes to a loving cat or dog from an animal shelter instead of buying animals from breeders or pet shops,” she said.
Jackson has been a long-time animal rights supporter and often speaks out on social networking forums about issues such as animal adoptions.
She was named Miss Teen World in 2009 and made her Bollywood debut in ‘Ekk Deewana Tha’ opposite actor Prateik Babbar. She made her debut in Telugu cinema with ‘Yevadu’ and will soon be seen in a Tamil film opposite Chiyaan Vikram.