Mark Wahlberg Raises Awareness About Pet Adoption Alongside His Arthur the King Canine Costar: Watch
Mark Wahlberg teams up with his costar Arthur the King to promote pet adoption in a new PSA released in collaboration with Lionsgate and the Best Friends Animal Society.
Mark Wahlberg and Arthur the King Advocate for Pet Adoption
Mark Wahlberg and his furry costar Arthur the King are using their platform to raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption. In a new PSA released in collaboration with Lionsgate and the Best Friends Animal Society, Wahlberg highlights the dogs and cats in shelters across the country who are looking for their forever homes. He emphasizes that all these animals need is someone like you to show them the way home. By adopting from a shelter or rescue group, you can help save the lives of pets like Arthur and many others.
The Best Friends Animal Society, a welfare organization, is working towards ending the killing of dogs and cats in shelters throughout the United States by 2025. Despite the fact that 56.6% of shelters are no-kill, there are still approximately 1,000 dogs and cats killed in shelters every day. To support animals in shelters, the Best Friends Animal Society encourages adopting, volunteering, and donating to rescue causes. By choosing adoption over purchasing from breeders or stores, you can make a difference in the lives of these animals in need.
The Story Behind Arthur the King
The upcoming film 'Arthur the King' is based on Mikael Lindnord's 2016 book 'Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed The Jungle To Find A Home'. Mark Wahlberg plays the role of Lindnord, a Swedish extreme athlete, who meets his four-legged companion Arthur during an adventure racing competition. In real life, Lindnord spent six years with Arthur after their chance encounter during a championship adventure race in Ecuador. Arthur became a beloved member of Lindnord's family, and his loss in 2020 was deeply felt.
The release of 'Arthur the King' in theaters on March 15 provides the perfect opportunity to spread the message of pet adoption. Wahlberg's involvement in the PSA alongside his canine costar helps shine a spotlight on the countless animals waiting for their forever homes in shelters across America. By sharing their story, Wahlberg and Arthur hope to inspire others to consider adoption and make a difference in the lives of these animals in need.