Homeless Dog Video Encourages Pet Adoption

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Homeless Dog Video Sheds Light On The Large Number of Animals In Need Of Adoption


This video is about a dog named “Max” and it was made and produced for LifeLine Animal Project to address Atlanta’s large homeless pet population and encourage adoptions. Pet overpopulation is not just a problem in Atlanta but also throughout the U.S. It’s hard to know the exact number of homeless pets nationwide, but some estimate that there are over 70 million homeless pets in the United States.

According to LifeLine who posted information about the video, the film was shot through an afternoon pop-up downpour which actually added to the gritty look and mood. Since they actually shot the film in reverse sequence, the concision climax still turned out sunny & bright and happy, which was perfect to reflect the happy ending Max found with his new family.

The dog in the video playing Max (Desi) was actually rescued a few year’s ago by the actor in the video, Jason MacDonald. Jason has a great history with LifeLine, and he’s also something of a local celebrity. He played Grayson Gilbert on The Vampire Diaries, and has appeared on every New York-based soap opera, including As The World Turns, All My Children, The Guiding Light and as Principal Fletcher on One Li fe To Live, as well as many feature films and TV shows.

Homeless Pet Facts

  • 6 to 8 million homeless dogs and cats enter shelters each year in the U.S.
  • Of that 6 to 8 million, one in four are pit bulls.
  • Estimated that over 2 million homeless pets are euthanized each year in the U.S. (1.2 million dogs, 1.4 million cats)
  • Approximately 2.7 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.4 million dogs and 1.3 million cats).

About LifeLine Animal Project

Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project (LifeLine) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. LifeLine is working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters and is the managing organization of Fulton County Animal Services and the DeKalb County Animal Services shelter.

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WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.

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