Zenit players took to the field with puppies in their arms. This happened during the match against Rostov in the 17th round of the Russian Premier League. Eleven puppies of different breeds were taken from five shelters as part of the “Dogs Are Better at Home!” campaign, which was timed to coincide with World Pet Day on November 30.
The organizers decided to involve more people who care about homeless animals and show that taking a pet from the shelter is a good deed. In addition, the stadium organized an action area where those who wished could leave an application for a puppy, or help shelters.
The video with the players and puppies quickly became popular on the Web, as well as among the English-speaking audience. In the first 24 hours, the video got more than 3.5 million views on Zenit’s Twitter account. How cute!