Written by Michelle Kretzer
When a police officer asks you to
do something, it’s generally a good idea to comply. And when a police officer
asks you to help animals, well that’s a no-brainer! The Virginia Beach Police
Department was routinely fielding calls in certain low-income neighborhoods
about animals getting sick because they weren’t vaccinated or shivering outdoors
with little to no shelter from the elements. The police asked PETA and the
Virginia Beach SPCA if we could all work together one weekend and help. Did we
PETA rolled out our new mobile
altered nearly 30 dogs and cats. We also handed out bundle after bundle of
straw bedding for outdoor dogs, so that they could at least have a warm place
to lie down, and signed their families up for our free doghouse delivery program. The VBSPCA
offered free rabies and distemper shots for animals who had already been spayed
and neutered, administering a whopping 250 vaccinations.
Aside from the danger of some
animals being arrested for excessive cuteness, the day was a huge success. Said
PETA vice president Daphna Nachminovitch, “We'd like
to see this example of teamwork to help stop animal suffering emulated in
cities across the country."
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