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PETA thinks 'Hello Doggy' car wraps are a Smart idea

PETA wants to partner with Smart USA to bring "Hello Doggy" wraps to Smart ForTwo cars.

PETA hopes Smart car wraps will help spread the word about spaying and neutering cats and dogs. PETA

Inspired by the iconic and cute Hello Kitty wraps for the Smart ForTwo, the People of the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is asking for "Hello Doggy" wraps, too.

In a letter to Smart USA President Jill Lajdziak, PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said that the animal rights organization wants to partner with Smart USA to offer "a 'Hello Doggy' Smart ForTwo wrap--in the same cute style as your recently introduced Hello Kitty wrap, but this wrap would be a public service," the letter said.

In the letter, PETA reports that 6 million to 8 million unwanted animals end up in shelters, and about half of these animals are euthanized instead of adopted into new homes.

"Smart cars turn heads everywhere they go, so wrapping them in our Hello Doggy cartoon could put the lifesaving spay-and-neuter message into motion like never before," Reiman said in a press release. "Our proposal is a win-win solution for Smart USA: the company could burnish its reputation as an innovator and also help spare thousands of cats and dogs from needless suffering."

The Hello Kitty car wrap sells for at $550 for partial wraps (two-door panel) and $1,700 for full wraps. PETA would like the fee for Hello Doggy wraps off-set spay and neuter fees at low- and no-cost mobile surgery clinics.