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Former teen heartthrob, now seasoned actor, Zac Efron recently won us over with the announcement that he has been eating plant-based. And just when we thought we couldn’t adore the High School Musical star any more, he shares that he has just adopted a dog who was set to be euthanized!

Efron took to Instagram to share a sweet photo with the newly-adopted pup, adding the hashtag #adoptdontshop.

The actor also shared an Instagram video of Maca and himself practicing some training techniques. Way to go, Maca!

Maca, who was previously named Tilly, was rescued from euthanasia by Bark n’ Bitches Dog Boutique, and Efron applied to be her foster dad before officially adopting her. Too sweet!


In their own update about the recent adoption, Barks n’ Bitches explains the situation Maca faced before her brush with stardom: “Tilly now MACA was being led to the kill room when we stepped in and said we would take her. She was turned around and brought to us! This guy named Zac Efron came in (we hear he is an actor, but we think he actually waits tables) came in and fell in love. He went through our application process and fostered MACA and just could not give her back. So MACA now lives with Zac! This is her happily ever after! Happy life MACA! Happy Life.” How amazing is that!

With 34.5 million followers on Instagram alone, Efron is an influence on society, particularly with the younger generations. Sharing positive messages like these about the value of adoption surely has an impact on his fans, and we hope he has inspired many to mirror his kind actions. Thank you, Zac, for choosing compassion over cruelty!

As this sweet story shows, fostering and adoption truly save lives. Fostering not only provides abandoned animals with a safe and comforting home environment while waiting for their forever home, but, as Zac and Maca have shown, it is also a great way to determine whether or not an animal is a good fit with your lifestyle and personality before making the commitment to adopt. To learn more about how you can become involved in fostering, check this out. And read this for extra tips on how to prepare for a new foster animal in your life.

Remember to share this happy news with your network as a friendly reminder of the value of adoption!

All Image Source: zacefron/Instagram 

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5 Months Ago


5 Months Ago

THANK YOU Zac Efron for saving this pitbull from being SLAUGHTERED. You are teaching compassion for animals to the younger generation. What goes around, comes around. I see GREAT things coming your way. THANK YOU AGAIN.

Ruth Eisenbud
5 Months Ago

\'Put Down\'... When we put a baby down on a bed - we do not kill the baby.... But then in a christian nation there must be euphemisms for murder & kill --- so instead of saying the pit bull was close to being murdered we say the pit bull was close to being \'put down\'

Why do we continue to lie to ourselves... the answer lies in genesis:

Genesis 9:1-3 “The fear and dread of you shall rest on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the air, on everything that creeps on the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and just as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.”

Why don\'t we ever challenge the existence of kill shelters... in a nation that claims to be dog friendly?

Instead we run around desperately trying to save the innocent victims on death row...

In India there are no kill shelters.... because the religious ethic of ahimsa does not allow for the killing of living beings...

Clearly before can really begin to save lives... the judeo.christian ethic of domnion must be abolished, relinquished, revoked and removed from religious texts... that is if we truly want progress, the kind of progress that is possible with AHIMSA.

5 Months Ago

Another pit saved from death. Hopefully Zac Efron\'s followers will follow his lead in the positive things he is doing. Mace would have been killed not euthanized as healthy animals are not euthanized(only those who are sick and will never recover are euthanized). It was a close call for Tilly now called Maca. She lucked out in many ways thankfully.


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