A bunch of animals hit the red carpet recently for the premiere of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. Considering all their star quality, it may be difficult to believe these pets came from rough backgrounds.
According to ZooToo.com
, more than 80 percent of the animals in the film were found at rescue shelters.
"Dogs that end up in shelters are winners and we love getting shelter dogs. We almost exclusively do that," Mark Harden, an animal trainer who worked on the film, told the news outlet.
The movie, a sequel to the 2001 hit Cats & Dogs, was produced by Warner Bros. Studios and was made in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
"We are involved with reviewing the scripts and making sure that the messaging is appropriate," Kimberlee Setterberg of the ASPCA told the news source. "We want to be sure that this is a good move for shelter animals."
Rescue pets have been making an impact in cinema for some time now. In fact, a Neapolitan mastiff named Bully, who was rescued from a shelter, played the pooch Fang in the Harry Potter films, while Happy, a rescue terrier mix, was cast on the television show 7th Heaven.