Imran Khan paid a tribute to his beloved dog who ‘Changed My Life’ in a new ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Posing with his adopted dog Tony, who passed away recently, Imran urged people to adopt homeless dogs instead of buying dogs, ‘Tony Changed My Life. You Can Change a Homeless Dog’s Life. Please Adopt’.
Imran, who stars in the upcoming film Delhi Belly, says his life was enriched after he adopted Tony and that he would like his legions of friends and supporters to experience the same joy. After his friend found Tony wandering in the streets, Khan took the time to file a complaint with the police and learned that the person Tony had been living with had thrown him out of the house.
“Ultimately it boils down to how much you care”, says Khan, who wants to open his own animal shelter. “I care a lot about animals. If I see an injured animal, sick animal and essentially any animal I feel I could help in some way, I do that.” Adds Khan, “The fact is that there are dogs and cats and all kinds of animals roaming around the streets. Very often people buy dogs, buy cats – they see them as toys or as fashion accessories. They get bored of them and they … throw them out of the house. That’s a very horrible thing to do.”