The wildly popular HBO series has had some very sad consequences for one of the most beautiful breeds of dog.
For those who don't know (as if there's is anyone who doesn't), Game of Thrones is probably THE most popular TV series in the world. But the show's popularity has inspired many fans to adopt huskies - which resemble the Direwolves owned by the Stark family in the series. Sadly, many of these fans haven't really thought through their decision to adopt such a pet and this has led to huge numbers of Huskies being badly cared for and abandoned.
Protection agencies are begging individuals to reconsider purchase
Animal protection agencies have been angered by this mass abandonment of the huskies. Touched by the animals' plight, some actors in the series, including Peter Dinklage, aka Tyrion Lannister, have decided to speak out to fans about the seriousness of the situation. An adoption must be fully thought out not just because the breed is popular on the show. Just because everyone has one doesn't mean you should get one too! Let's hope that the awareness starts to resonate with Game of Thrones fans. As beautiful and endearing as they are, huskies are not really Direwolves, nor are they a toy or a trendy accessory!
Take a look at the video above to find out more!