Mickey Rourke Says Don't Get Your Dogs Knocked Up
"I became a little more aware of how many dogs are abandoned or put to sleep each week – it's staggering," Rourke, 56, says in a video posted on PETA's Web site. Instead of purchasing dogs at a pet store, something the actor says he is "guilty of" doing in the past, he encourages people to spay or neuter their pets to prevent overcrowding at animal shelters. "The most important thing about having a dog and loving a dog is keeping the dog its whole natural life," says Rourke, who adds that "you have a responsibility to communicate with your animal how much he means to you."
Rourke did just that on Sunday when he thanked all of his dogs – "the ones that are here and the ones that aren't here anymore" – during his Globes acceptance speech. To watch it click here.
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