Hollywood action man Steven Seagal has adopted a stray dog while filming in Romania.
The Under Siege star is currently shooting new movie A Good Man in the eastern European country, and he took time out from work to visit an animal shelter in Bucharest on Sunday (17Nov13).
Seagal, a well-known animal lover, became so fond of one of the centre's stray dogs, a black puppy named Grivei, he agreed to adopt the animal through the shelter's long-distance program, which allows him to pay for the pooch's care even though he is not allowed to take it back to America with him.
The actor will send money every month to pay for Grivei to stay at the shelter, and he also donated a large quantity of dog food.
Seagal told reporters he hopes to raise awareness of the large numbers of stray dogs which will be put down in the country after a court ruled in favour of culling the creatures from the streets following an attack on a four-year-old boy earlier this year (13).