The economic meltdown has led to more Canadians giving up their dogs to animal shelters.
Those dogs have some celebrity help today to get back into loving homes. Figure skater Kurt Browning is in Vancouver to advocate for pet adoptions.
“I suppose what’s happening right now is the economy is hard and some people are losing their jobs and they have to move in with mom and dad again and can’t take their dogs,” Browning said Thursday.
He added that since being asked to be a spokesperson for Pedigree Adoptions he’s met his fair share of abused dogs, including one severely burned by a group of kids.
“The best part of the job is watching these dogs walk out of the shelter,” he said. “The biggest reason to adopt from a shelter is that you’re saving a life.”