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New campaign starring viral pets encourages people to adopt

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Some familiar furry faces are lending their paws to help their fellow pet.

A new PSA by the Shelter Pet Project was launched Jan. 29 to encourage people to adopt a new dog or cat to their family.

The video stars Toast Meets World, Hamilton the Pug and Keyboard Cat.

The Shelter Pet Project says every year. 2.4 million pets need a forever home.

However, only 37 percent of dogs and 46 percent of cats are adopted.

The rest are purchased through breeders, pet stores and other sources.

To take a look at pets that need to be adopted you can visit The Shelter Project's website and search based on the kind of pet you are looking for.

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