Written by Jeff Mackey
Many of the rescue cases that PETA handles involve animals in immediate peril. But even when the risks
aren't so obvious, it's still important to lend a hand when animals need any
kind of help.
Here's a case in point: When a kind lady saw these
unfortunate sheep with heavy, matted coats near a Hayfork, California, hotel,
she called PETA for help.
PETA's caseworker persuaded the animals' owner to shear them
soon afterward. Since the sheep were otherwise in good health and reasonably
well cared for, no charges were filed, but—thanks to one concerned person who spoke
up—these animals' lives have been made brighter and more comfortable.
Please always remember: Whenever you see animals in trouble,
don't look away—do something.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
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police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
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