The new film "A Dog's Purpose" has been the subject of controversy after a video, released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals showed a German Shepherd being forced into a pool. A Dog's Purpose producer Gavin Polone a producer on the film said that the video "portrays an inaccurate picture of what happened" and maintained that PETA was being deliberately misleading.
The controversy over the video and the treatment of animals during the making of the film prompted Dinah Brein, Manager of the Admiral Theater to speak out.
Brein said, “Several months ago when I heard about this film I was thrilled to show it at the theater. I have been promoting the movie trailer on screen for the last month. Anyone who knows me is aware that I have held benefits for the Humane Society for the past 5 years and if I’m not at the theater, I’m at Westcrest Off Leash dog park with my 3 (very spoiled dogs).