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John Barrowman voted UK's celebrity dog owner of the year

The out gay actor to donate award money to DogsTrust, the largest dog welfare charity in the UK

John Barrowman voted UK's celebrity dog owner of the year

Gay singer and actor John Barrowman has been named PetNet’s Celebrity Dog Owner of the Year.

PetNet, an online community for cat and dog lovers and their owners, honored Barrowman for his involvement with animals and the media.

The stage musical star, pictured with his canine companions Harris, Charlie and Captain Jack, said: ‘I’m delighted to receive this award.

‘My dogs play such an important role in my life and I am proud to promote responsible ownership.’

The Doctor Who and Torchwood actor said that he would donate the award money to DogsTrust, a UK dog charity.

Fans voted online for the winner and also voted 60s model Celia Hammond as Celebrity Cat Owner of the Year.

Barrowman is also an outspoken advocate for gay rights and recently wrote an article for The Huffington Post saying: ‘LGBT rights are human rights and human rights are LGBT right’.

He encouraged readers to watch a new campaign video by Kaleidoscope, an LGBT rights organization, which you can watch below:

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