Actor Jon Bernthal has just adopted a pit bull puppy. The Walking Dead actor posted pictures of his new dog on his social media account and comments on how the dog is a rescue pit bull. Bernthal said on his Instagram account that he named his new pit bull puppy Lil Bam Bam Bernthal. The Punisher actor also encouraged his followers to adopt rescue dogs.
Despite his fame as an actor, Bernthal actually has a background in animal rights. His father is attorney Eric Bernthal, who is a chairman of the board for the Humane Society of the United States. But aside from being a dog advocate, Bernthal also has two other pit bulls of his own, named Boss and Venice. You can see Boss and Venice featured on several posts on Bernthal’s Instagram account. These dogs are very friendly and adorable and there are some pics of them playing around with Bernthal’s kids.
“I’ve kind of been a pit bull guy my whole life. I’ve got two rescues living with me now, with me and my kids, my family,” said Bernthal in an interview in 2015. The 40-year old actor has also partnered with the Humane Society in creating a few anti-animal cruelty campaigns. Bernthal can also be seen, along with his son Billy, in a video that promotes a program by the Animal Farm Foundation. The program is a photo series that paints pit bulls as great pets and lovable animals. There is a lot of misconception about put bulls and their demeanor. Most of it is due to their intimidating appearance.