Soap Alum In New Ad For PETA

Screening of Telemundo's "El Recluso"
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 18: Ignacio Serricchio is seen at the "El Recluso" private screening at Telemundo Center on September 18, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images) Credit: Getty

Ignacio Serricchio (ex-Alex, Y&R; ex-Diego, GH) appears in a new ad for PETA Latino with his dog, Hero, that encourages people to treat their animals like family. “I don’t consider Hero to be just my pet—he’s my partner,” says Serricchio in a statement. “Taking him with me everywhere I go makes the experiences 10 times better. I saved his life when I rescued him from a man who abused him, and a year later, he saved mine after I lost my little brother. We need each other, and we share the same adventurous spirit and love for people. He’s a member of the family, and I encourage everyone who has animal companions to take their time to train them with lots of praise and treats and give them all the love and attention that they deserve.” For more information, please visit