Musician John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen have announced a new addition to their family - a French bulldog named Penny who only has three legs.

"She's a little tripod. She has been abused, and we are so excited to welcome her to the family," Teigen, 28, told People at Spike TV's Guys' Choice Awards last Saturday.

In a series of tweets, Teigen went on to reveal a bit more about Penny saying:

Legend later posted a photo of his own with Penny on Instagram.

We're happy to see celebs promote stories like this one - especially with an estimated 6-8 million shelter animals each year in need of homes. To learn how to make a difference where you live, check out our helpful guide here.

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Musician and his wife Chrissy Teigen say they're excited to welcome the rescued French bulldog to their family.