Lil Bub is sticking out her li’l tongue at animal homelessness.
PETA’s latest ad shows the feline internet sensation advising humans to “adopt, not buy, & spay or neuter” their cats.
Described as a “perma-kitten,” Bub is smaller than most cats — the runt of the litter — with extra toes and no teeth. Bub’s owner, Mike Bridavsky, adopted and spayed the cat after rescuing her from a foster home.
She rose to internet stardom in 2011 when her pictures went viral on the link-sharing site reddit. Since then, she has appeared in the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival award-winning film “Lil Bub & Friendz” and is also the subject of a book.
As PETA’s spokescat, Lil Bub will promote animal adoption and responsible pet ownership. The animal rights group estimates that 6 to 8 million animals enter animal shelters in the U.S. every year and roughly half of them don’t make it out alive.
Lil Bub will be joined by fellow animal star Uggie, the Jack Russell Terrier who appeared “The Artist.”