Written by PETA
everyone who has requested news of the poor dog we showed you in "A Helluva Night for Animals"—the
who wandered into a firehouse early on Sunday morning after Hurricane Irene hit
Norfolk—well, Mr. Jones is adapting nicely, thank you! Here he is on a cushy bed in
PETA Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch's office, chilling between meals and snacks and pats and
walks in PETA's Bea Arthur Dog Park. We have located his former guardian and
had a real chin-wag with him. Mr.
Jones will be re-homed elsewhere, and we already have a prospect. Also headed
for a new home is this angel, whom you will recognize from "A Helluva Night for Animals." Nikita's "guardian"
had an excuse as to why he was left in a pen alone with basically nothing to
protect him from the elements (and boy, were there
elements!) for three days but has signed him over for adoption too. Nikita
will be neutered on our mobile clinic tomorrow!
more storm story that you might wish to hear about: Our neighbors and friends at
Newport News Animal Services called us for assistance, and although the tunnel from
Norfolk to Newport News was closed because of the storm, we had a fieldworker,
Misty Collins, on their side of the peninsula who went out to help. In one
yard, there were 12 dogs and puppies simply left behind during the hurricane.
The area is a flood zone, and the tide was rising quickly. Some were tied up; some
were running loose. We got everyone except five puppies who were so terrified
that they fled under a deck. Because of the danger, the police determined that we
had to leave the area immediately. Misty begged for five more minutes to try to
get the puppies. The crawl space was so small that she couldn't reach them, so
she quickly flung open the garage door and left the gate wide open so that the
pups had an escape route, then all humans were ordered out. First thing in the
morning, when the storm had passed and the water had receded sufficiently, Misty
drove to the house again. All five pups were safe and dry. Animal control picked
them up and cruelty-to-animals charges are now pending.
all those dogs now called "Katrina"? Well, there's a new
storm in town. Or, now, out of town―thank goodness.
Written by Ingrid
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