Los Angeles: Singer Leona Lewis is asking her fans to back a new campaign aimed at saving dogs from rabies.
The 26-year-old has teamed up with officials at the World Society for the Protection of Animals to highlight its Red Collar crusade, which encourages owners to have their pets vaccinated, reported Us magazine.
The animals are then given a red collar to assure other pet owners they are safe from the disease. The campaign will help to save an estimated 20 million rabies dogs who are killed annually.
"I think it`s absolutely horrific that 20 million dogs are killed every year because of the fear of rabies when there is an alternative solution. I really want to help Wspa to spread the word worldwide and end the cruelty that is happening at the moment. By educating people and getting vaccinations out there, we`re helping both humans and animals," Lewis said.