Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais is urging fans to adopt, not shop, for their next companion animal.
The star shared a post Saturday with over 13 million Twitter followers that included a picture of him and a dog, alongside his message.
It read: “Rescue pets wait weeks, months, even years. So visit your local animal shelter this weekend & take home your new best friend. #adopt”
While Gervais has been criticized for not being vegan, he does use his platform to advocate for animals.
In August, he backed a campaign to end deaths in horse racing, which included a petition that received 100,000 signatures.