In the "Adopt Don't Buy" video, Utley tells viewers the staggering statistics of shelter life: of the 7 to 8 million dogs and cats taken to animal shelters in the U.S., half of them must be euthanized because there are not enough good homes.
Chase unveiled the ad today at the Seger Dog Park in Philadelphia to a cheering crowd.
The release of the PETA adoption video comes on the heels of an annual flap over the animal rights' group high euthanasia rates at its Virginia shelter.
PETA says its Norfolk facility is the "shelter of last resort" for homeless animals and that its euthanasia numbers are a "howl for help" for legislatures to pass mandatory spay/neuter laws. Why? Because pet overpopulation leads to animal suffering and the toll on taxpayers is $2 billion a year.