Earlier this week, actor Justin Theroux donated $10,000 to local animal nonprofit Austin Pets Alive! on The Ellen Show. When that story was shared to the Austin360 Facebook page, readers flooded the comments section with their own Austin Pets Alive! story, including one woman who was directly affected by Theroux’s love for the local no-kill shelter. Apparently, this week wasn’t the first time Theroux has donated money to the shelter.
“This is George,” wrote Kristin White Shanahan, adding a photo of her “sweet and mellow” dog she adopted from APA! last year.
“I went to APA to find another awesome dog when our last stray passed away,” she wrote. “I loved George. He was sweet and mellow. I told APA I wanted him. They said he'd just gotten through his parvo treatment. I went to pay the adoption fee and they said - it's $0. I said ‘why?!’ They said because Justin Theroux paid all his medical bills and adoption fee when he came to meet some of the dogs over the weekend. Georgie has now been our buddy for almost a year. We love Justin.”
Theroux, who visits Austin frequently while filming HBO’s “The Leftovers,” has visited APA! several times on his trips here, including one trip when he fell in love with a 12-year-old pit bill named Izzy last year.
Here are a few more cute, cuddly stories of APA! love from Austin360 readers:
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