Zac Efron Adopted A Dog That Would’ve Been Euthanised Without Help
Greatest Showman and High School Musical star Zac Efron has proven he has a heart of gold adopting a dog which was due to be put down.
Before you thought Efron just couldn’t get any more lovable, he has become a doggy daddy introducing his new beautiful fur baby on Instagram.
Posting an adorable picture of himself and MACA on the social media site, Efron wrote:
Hey planet, this is MACA. #adoptdontshop
We clearly aren’t the only ones in love with this photo as, at time of writing (April 5), it has received nearly two million likes from supportive fans.
Which is no surprise really as not only did Efron adopt an unwanted dog but MACA, who was previously called Tilly, was recently scheduled to be put down before the actor stepped in and saved her.
Reposting Efron’s photo, Los Angeles based humane pet shop Bark ‘n’ Bitches Dog Boutique shared her story.
Posting to Instagram, they wrote:
Tilly now MACA was being led to the kill room when we stepped in and said we would take her.
She was turned around and brought to us! This guy named Zac Efron came in (we hear he is an actor but we think he actually waits tables) came in and fell in love.
He went through our application process and fostered MACA and just could not give her back. So MACA now lives with Zac! This is her happily ever after! Happy life MACA! Happy life.
I'm not crying you are!
Re-Gram @zacefron Tilly now MACA was being led to the kill room when we stepped in and said we would take her. She was turned around and brought to us! This guy named Zac Efron came in (we hear he is an actor, but we think he actually waits tables) came in and fell in love. He went through our application process and fostered MACA and just could not give her back. So MACA now lives with Zac! This is her happily ever after! Happy life MACA! Happy Life.
Efron is only one of a growing number of celebrities who are choosing to adopt pets often sharing the popular hashtag #adoptdontshop on their social media accounts.
For instance, Mamma Mia star Amanda Seyfried regularly posts photos of herself and loyal pup Finn who is never far away from her side.
Speaking to People about her beloved best friend, Amanda has no regrets about adopting Finn saying:
Finn has made me more present. He’s always so sensitive and in-the-moment — it’s all he has. He feels deeply.
I love just randomly going upstairs and falling asleep next to him. It’s my favourite thing in the world.
People think that behaviourally, it won’t be easy to train them, or that they’re emotionally unstable, but that can be true for any animal.
People also say, ‘but I want a puppy!’. You can still rescue puppies. And there’s nothing wrong with an adult dog, either — often you don’t even have to train them.
It’s so worth it in the grand scheme. You have this incredible connection to this beautiful bundle of love. There’s nothing like it.
The love between the two is very clue from one glance at Seyfried's Instagram which is filled with photos that is guaranteed to make you go 'awwwww'.
Finn even has his own dedicated Instagram page where you can follow his journey.
To find out more about how to adopt a dog here in the UK, then you can visit The Dogs Trust website which has plenty of information.
Alternatively the RSPCA explains on their website how to adopt or rehome any pet including dogs, cats and rabbits.
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