Thalia Heffernan has revealed exactly why she adopted a rescue dog.
The model spoke to Goss.ie at the launch of Just Eat’s new Magnum Tubs range about her new pup and the “love of her life”, Lenny.
Revealing why she decided to go the DSPCA to adopt, she said that she’d “like to massively get involved with rescues.”
Thalia explained that she’s an avid advocate for Dogs In Distress, and opened up about how puppies bought from breeders are often badly abused and come from ‘puppy farms’.
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“Dog breeding is incredibly awful,” she told Goss.ie.
“The way they do it with the poor mother dog [who] is basically just left in a cage and don’t see the light of day. The puppies are then badly abused as well – when you buy a dog, you’re buying into that industry.
“It is animal abuse and people don’t realise that. They get this beautiful little puppy, they think nothing but the puppy and they’re really happy – but they don’t know what goes on behind closed doors.”
Watch Goss.ie‘s full interview with Thalia below: