Leone, who was named 2003 Penthouse Pet of the Year, wants her fans to know that the only way to fight the worldwide homeless cat and dog crisis is always to have companion animals sterilised. The ad was shot by leading photographer Gaurav Sawn.
In an interview for PETA, Leone says, "I believe in not buying and instead adopting animal pets. And it's because there are so many dogs out there that need a home. They just need that love, and if you can rescue an animal, then that's one of the greatest gifts you can give.''
She further explains, "I believe that every single dog should be spayed and neutered. You don't want to continue the cycle of homeless dogs or cats. And spaying and neutering also keeps them healthy. It prevents them from having different diseases that they can get if they are not."