Written by PETA
knows who we don't hear about out there, but meet Angel and Sasha. A big thank-you
to whoever alerted PETA to their plight—they were tied outside on a tiny metal
balcony all night Friday as Hurricane Irene barreled toward Norfolk. The
eye of the storm was an hour away when PETA turned up at the apartment, acting
on a tip. The woman inside said that the dogs were her brother's (we hear that
all the time!) and that she hadn't heard from him in a month. Although they
were soaked to the skin and scared, she refused to take them inside, claiming that
they were "destructive." She signed them over to us, and since our
building is right on the water and the gusts were going to shake it pretty
badly, we took them to a local open-admission shelter. Boy, were they glad to
be off that balcony, dried with towels, and out of the storm: They skipped and kissed
Please, if you see an animal in distress, don't
count on someone else to be the Good Samaritan—call your local animal control,
step in to provide assistance yourself, or contact PETA right away. Your quick
and firm actions could save lives.
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