Jon Hamm recently rescued a puppy that had been returned to a shelter twice for having too much energy. The Mad Men actor worked with I Stand with My Pack, a non-profit animal rescue organization based in California, to adopt the adorable puppy named Splash.
On Instagram, the actor, 49, was shown on the rescue organization’s page posing with his new puppy. “He was returned twice at the shelter because of his puppy energy. We rescued him and found him the best home,” the organization caption the post.
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In 2015, Hamm told PEOPLE that his rescue dog Cora, a German shepherd mix, had changed his life “in such a positive way.” The actor went on to thank Cora, who died in 2017 at the age of 17, at the Emmy’s that year when he won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Mad Men.
He was returned twice at the shelter because of his puppy energy. We rescued him and found him the best home. He lives a fairy tale life now.🦋 Happy adoption Splash. 🤍 We are over the moon for you. Huge thanks to @ekleinjohns and @juliayuryev for opening their family homes to foster Splash. We are forever grateful. 🖤 Fostering saves lives! #istandwithmypack #secondchances
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Hamm had originally planned to foster Cora, but after meeting her, he discovered he couldn’t give her up. “Cora provides me with pure joy and love – and those are two pretty nice things to have in your life,” he said.
“Cora was the best,” Hamm told The New York Times in 2017, adding that he hadn’t been able to be by her side when she died. “I was scheduled to fly in at 8 o’clock in the morning, and she passed away right before I got there. It’s been a real hard 24 hours,” he said. “She brought a lot of love and a lot of good times to me. She’ll always have a real sweet place in my heart.”
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), roughly 6.5 million pets enter US animal shelters each year. 1.5 million shelter animals are eventually euthanized. Meanwhile, approximately 3.2 million shelter animals, which includes 1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats, are adopted each year. Twenty-three percent of Americans with a dog found them through a shelter.
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