When a bada$$ action star like Danny Trejo tells you to do something – you better listen up!
The action star was featured in a humorous PSA for The Friends of Animals Organization last September as a dog who has been locked up (check out that Steve Urkel cameo!), but the real message is serious. Spaying and neutering pets prevents a lot of unwanted dogs from being abused or euthanized.
These groups work to educate people that spaying and neutering is the best way to lower the pet population and prevent unwanted animals from being put out on the streets, taken to shelters, abused, or euthanized. Many stars these days are using their fame as a platform to raise awareness about a great number of causes, particularly animal rescue.
Debbie Shreve-Trejo came up with a great idea targeting men that may not be so, um… enthusiastic about taking their male dogs’ manhood with the “Real Men Spay/Neuter Their Pets” campaign. She had Danny pose shirtless, tattooed and muscle-bound, in a freezing cold Times Square with his friend’s Rottweiler to help convince men that if he could do it, so could they. There is no shame in prolonging your dog’s life and making them happier and healthier without all that built-up testosterone!
Most recently, Danny has been visiting schools and teaching kids the importance of this practice, educating tomorrow’s pet owners today. He may need a little work on his arithmetic, but here he is on the Spay4LA Facebook page explaining how much an animal can populate and why it’s so imperative that dogs be spayed and neutered. Puppies having puppies having puppies is the reason our shelters are so overcrowded!
Spay4LA also specified that if your school is in the 90003, 90011, 90018, or 90037 zip code in LA, to shout out on the video post and Danny Trejo might just visit your school too!
We applaud everyone working to educate, rescue, and re-home the many animals on the streets today, including Hollywood stars like Danny Trejo. Visit your local shelter and get involved today, and please – spay and neuter your pets!