Coveted Canines, a Toronto based non-profit dog rescue, had a surprise visit from an international movie star last week!
Matt Damon is well known for his roles in action films, but what most people don’t realize about him is that he is an animal loving rescue advocate. Matt Damon stopped by Coveted Canines adoption event, along with his family and their rescue dog. Damon spoke with Coveted Canines founder, Carly Werle, about the importance of adoption, and how he plays a role in saving animals himself.
Matt Damon has his own rescue dogs and cats, and swears that adoption is the best option! After traveling around the world for various movie roles, his eyes were opened to the epidemic of homeless pets. He wants to help raise awareness of stray animals, and show the world how much of a difference we can make in a pet’s life through adoption.
Matt Damon not only visited the dogs, but he posed for a photo with an adorable Chihuahua named Carlos, who is waiting for his forever home. Lucky dog!
Matt Damon is not only a strong rescue advocate, but he takes a stand against animal abuse. Recently, Matt Damon, along with many other celebrities, teamed up with the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation to form the Compassion Project. This project is focussed around spreading awareness of the annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. You can learn more about the Compassion Project here.
Matt Damon isn’t the only rescue loving celebrity! There are dozens of stars, who love nothing more than their rescue pups. You can check out our list of 40 Celebrities Who Adopted A Dog and Liked It!