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Actor Jon Bernthal Joins Show Your Soft Side Campaign

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He portrayed a zombie slayer in the AMC series The Walking Dead and currently stars as a vigilante battling bad guys in the web series The Punisher. Off-screen, actor Jon Bernthal fights for all dogs’ right to live a life free from abuse–and most recently joined the Show Your Soft Side campaign.

A proud pet parent to three rescue dogs, over the course of his career Bernthal has used his star wattage to shine a light on such tough topics as the plight of dogs in puppy mills, dog fighting and the prejudice faced by Pit Bulls. Now he and two of his tail-wagging chums have joined with the national public service campaign Show Your Soft Side to teach impressionable, at-risk adolescents that treating dogs and cats with compassion, not cruelty, is the true measure of a man.

Other Celebrities in the Show Your Soft Side Campaign

Jon Bernthal is the latest in a long line-up of animal-loving luminaries who have posed with a pup or a pal who purrs in support of Show Your Soft Side. Other famous fans of our four-legged friends who have stepped in front of photographer Leo Howard Lubow’s camera for the paws cause include:

  • actor Kaley Cuoco
  • actor Ricki Lake
  • Torrey Smith of the Carolina Panthers
  • Alex Anzalone of the New Orleans Saints
  • Brandon McManus of the Denver Broncos
  • Patrick “Peanut” Onwuasor of the Baltimore Ravens

To see all of the celebrity Softies who have appeared in the campaign and find out more about the mission of Show Your Soft Side, visit and

Photo Credit: Show Your Soft Side/ Facebook