Dino Morea wants fans to adopt homeless dogs

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2011, 10:21 AM IST

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Dino Morea wants his fans to adopt homeless dogs.

Morea, who has a rescued dog, Shildey, appears in a new advertisement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Morea says Slidey was rescued from a gang of children by his younger brother and the and decided to keep him.

"I think adopting homeless animals, if one has the time, the space and has resources to actually care for them, I think is a wonderful idea," Morea said.

In India, approximately 25 million homeless dogs struggle to survive on the streets. Many of them go hungry, are injured or killed, are hit by vehicles or are abused by people.