Sir Patrick Stewart’s Foster Fail Ginger Inspires Animal Advocacy In the Star

Just a few weeks ago, Sir Patrick Stewart began posting videos and photos to his Instagram account of a beautiful pitbull named Ginger, who he had decided to foster in his Los Angeles home. Now, less than a month later, Stewart has decided to permanently add Ginger to his family, and has begun charity work with the ASPCA and Wags and Walks, the two organizations he worked with to foster and adopt Ginger.
Ginger Rescue DogStewart’s new addition is unsurprising–it was clear from their first meeting there was serious puppy love between the two. His “foster fail” (what you call a pet that is initially fostered, but ends up getting adopted by its foster family permanently) inspired him to get involved in animal rights–encouraging other celebs to adopt pitties and speaking out against dog fighting.

The X-Men and Star Trek alum is certainly not blazing a trail for celebrities using their platform to speak up for animal rights. In fact, he has joined an army of famous animal lovers by welcoming Ginger into his home. Here are some other familiar faces and their furry counterparts. Now the only question left is “who rescued who?”

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco Foster FailKaley Cuoco is a huge advocate for animal rights. Her home hosts a near constant rotation of foster/ foster fail/ furrever home pups. Her pitbull Norman frequents her Instagram account, but you can see her other fosters and furrever friends there, too!

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill and Kal-ElThis heartthrob has a soft spot in the shape of his dog, Kal-el. Kal is no slouch–he works as Cavill’s emotional support animal, which likely pays in milk bones. Kal may not be a rescue, but animals and the environment are a cause close to Cavill’s heart. He heads up “Cavill Conservation“, a movement that works with The Durell Wildlife Park to research and restore endangered species to their natural habitats.


 Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn Rescue dog

Olivia Munn and her husband Aaron Rodgers are now on their second adopted pup, pictured above. Frankie and his brother Chance each have their own Instagram accounts, with tens of thousands of followers apiece. For her part, Munn makes it very clear that both pups were adopted rather than bought in a store. In the past, she has also spoken on behalf of PETA and took part in more than one of their ad campaigns.

Ice-T and Coco

Ice-T and Coco animal rightsThe rapper/TV star Ice-T and is wife Coco are active supporters of animal rights groups big and small. Last fall, they lost their first bulldog Spartacus during surgery on his knee. Both Spartacus and his brother Maximus feature heavily in the couple’s lives, even joining them on red carpet events and playing with their daughter Chanel. You can see pictures of both pups (and Chanel!) on their joint Instagram account.

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell Foster FailIn one of her most recent posts on Instagram, Kristen Bell introduced the world to her new foster pup, Muppet. The jury is still out on whether or not Muppet will permanently join the Bell/Shepard household, the verdict is in on Kristen’s long-time animal advocacy: it’s not going anywhere. Bell has worked for better animal treatment, less animal testing, and adoption over shopping ever since she was the marshmallow-y Veronica Mars. Thirteen years and one sloth-related meltdown later, and she’s just as adamant about advocacy as she ever was before.

Jen Schiller
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