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Pamela Anderson adopts slum dog

Pamela Anderson has rescued a homeless puppy from the slums of India.

On a recent visit to the country, the Baywatch star - who appeared in the Indian version of Big Brother in 2010 - was moved by the plight of the homeless dogs she saw on the streets.

So when Pammie - a staunch PETA supporter who has even posed naked to promote their anti-fur campaign - learned that an Indian representative from the organisation was visiting America, the actress asked if she would bring a homeless dog with her.

Pamela, 44, is now the proud owner of a puppy who was rescued from a construction site in Mumbai, and has named her new pet Pyari, which means "Loved One".

The actress said: "I'm thrilled to be able to give Pyari a loving home. I already have rescued dogs, and I urge everyone to join me in adopting a homeless dog from their local animal shelter or the streets instead of buying a so-called 'pedigree'."

Pamela recently wrote an open letter to UEFA's president Michel Platini to urge the football organisation use its influence to help stop plans by Ukrainian authorities to have homeless animals shot, poisoned and hanged in a bid to clean up the streets ahead of Euro2012.

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