Footballer Darren Randolph Snuggles Dog to Promote Animal Adoption

For Immediate Release:
10 February 2016


Jennifer White +44 020 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


Goalkeeper Calls On Fans to ‘Find Yourself a Keeper at Your Local Animal Shelter’ in New PETA Ad

London – Cuddling up to an adorable pup from London’s Mayhew Animal Home, Irish International and West Ham United Goalkeeper Darren Randolph shows off his softer side in a new PETA ad that asks people to “Find Yourself a Keeper at Your Local Animal Shelter”. The campaign also stars Tia the dog – currently up for adoption – and emphasises the importance of adopting homeless animals from shelters and never buying them from breeders or pet stores.

A high-resolution image of the advert is available here. Please credit Trevor Leighton.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats end up in animal shelters, and many of them have to be euthanised simply because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Every time someone buys a kitten or a puppy from a breeder or a pet store, a dog or a cat in an animal shelter loses his or her chance at finding a home. That’s why PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – encourages people who are thinking of adding an animal to their family to visit a local animal shelter or rescue group.

Randolph joins a long list of athletes – including Manchester United’s Phil Neville and Everton’s Tim Howard, among many others – who have teamed up with PETA to promote kindness to animals.

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