ASPCA and Dave Bautista team up for animals in need

This generous Tuesday, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) appealed to Support of actor Dave Bautista to highlight the journey of rescued animals and encourage the public Support. Dave Bautista, best known for his roles in wrestling and theater, is not only a staunch advocate of animal wellbeing but also a loving parent to four adopted children pit bulls—Ollie, Maggie, Penny and Talulah.

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Dave Bautista’s journey into the world of animal rights started five years ago when he adopted his first two dogs, Ollie and Maggie. Since then, he has been a strong advocate for pet adoption and a constant advocate for pit bulls, a breed that often faces stereotypes and discrimination. His passion for his pets and his unwavering compassion for animals in need make him an ideal partner for GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to inspiring people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.

“I adopted Ollie and Maggie about five years ago, and the bond I have with them made me realize how many dogs are waiting for loving homes,” said Dave Bautista. “Adopting a pet isn’t just about giving them a second chance; it’s about the joy and fulfillment they bring to your life. I will continue to advocate for adoption for the rest of my life, because every second chance for these animals starts with someone like you or me.

This Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season, Dave Bautista urges the public to join him in supporting animals by donating funds or supplies, adopt homeless animals, or by volunteering. The goal is to give more animals the second chance they deserve and raise awareness about the importance of adopting pets from shelters.

The ASPCA emphasizes the need to Support for the thousands of animals across the country who are waiting for meals, shelter and care before finding their forever homes. Every rescued animal’s journey begins with the compassion of animal lovers who are willing to make a difference.

Matt Bershadker, ASPCA President and CEO, expressed his gratitude for Dave Bautista’s dedication to animal welfare, saying, “Dave Bautista’s compassion for homeless animals and his advocacy for pit bullsin particular, make him a powerful ambassador for GivingTuesday, inspiring his fans and many others to adopt, foster and contribute to the health and well-being of shelter animals, even before those animals are ready to join new homes.

To contribute to the well-being of shelter animals in need of food, toys and more, visit This GivingTuesday, let’s come together to make a difference in the lives of these animals and Support them on their journey to find loving homes!

We encourage anyone considering getting a pet to adopt instead of buy. Read more animal adoption resources on One Green Planet, including 7 reasons to adopt your next four-legged best friend, 5 reasons why everyone should adopt a petAnd These Heartwarming Before and After Photos of Adopted Rescued Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for adopting pets And what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

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