Tyrion Lannister may have a lot on his plate in the ongoing war for the Iron Throne, but in real life, Peter Dinklage, who plays the character on “Game of Thrones,” is busy with an equally important issue. The Emmy award-winning actor wants "GoT" fans to save real life direwolves.

Rising cases of abandonment

Dinklage warned “Game of Thrones” fans against adopting Huskies, who look just like the series’ characters, just because of their admiration of the show. He said that pet owners should be prepared for the animals’ needs and not just purchase the dogs because of the trend.

It can be recalled that there was a spike in the sales of Huskies several years back at the height of the Direwolves’ popularity on the series. However, there was an equal spike of the animals abandoned in shelters because owners could not provide the needs of the dogs.

A report by BBC UK indicated that before “Game of Thrones” there were around 10 of the animals being abandoned in shelters. However, in 2016, the figure ballooned eight times as there are already 81 Huskies abandoned in shelters last year.

"If you're going to bring a dog into your family, make sure that you're prepared," Dinklage said. "Shelters are also reporting that many of these Huskies are being abandoned - as often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding their needs."

The Blue Cross organization explained that what most people don’t realize upon purchase of Huskies is that they require plenty of care and exercise.

Aside from thriving on cool temperatures, they require a huge space where they can freely run.


Aside from advocating for responsible pet ownership, the Game of Thrones actor is busy promoting an independent film “Rememory,” where he stars as a man who tries to solve a mystery using a machine that can extract actual memories from other people.

For the project, Dinklage collaborated with “Penelope” director Mark Palansky, Julia Ormond, Martin Donovan, the late Anton Yelchin, Henry Ian Cusick, and Evelyne Brochu.

In an earlier interview with Palansky, he admitted that the lead role was specifically written for Dinklage. "There's a gentle openness to Peter that allows you to come close to him even though he's lying to everyone in the film, and I don't think another actor could do that.

We withhold so much information for so long, you'd lose patience with another actor," he said.

Rememory” will be available free for a limited time on Google Play starting August 24. The film will have a regular screening on cinemas starting September 8.