Written by Alisa Mullins
It took months and several news stories
about her plight, but Gracie, the spunky three-legged, earless dog who was
rescued by an American soldier in Afghanistan and fostered by PETA staffers,
has finally found a home.
After Gracie was featured in The Virginian-Pilot, her story touched the heart of Virginia Beach teacher Beth Hall, whose
13-year-old dog had died a couple of months earlier. Beth sent us an eloquent
e-mail listing the many pros her home had to offer ("lots of love and
attention," a "3/4-acre fenced backyard," and a "cat
companion"). Under "cons," she wrote, "N/A."
Gracie moved into the Hall home on Friday
and has already wriggled her way into the hearts of Beth; Beth's 17-year-old
son, Andrew; Beth's brother, who acts as Gracie's stay-at-home "uncle";
Beth's mom, who pops in for daily visits; and, of course, Marmalade, Beth's
cat, who was adopted from a local animal shelter.
Gracie is safe, but tens of thousands of
homeless dogs in animal shelters and at rescue groups are still waiting to be
adopted. They don't have the great P.R. that Gracie had—they are simply relying
on people to do the right thing by adopting from animal shelters instead of
buying from breeders or pet stores. If you have the time and resources, consider adopting an animal!
Written by PETA
Life can be treacherous for everyone living in a war zone. Homeless dogs have been gunned down in Baghdad, and there are even rumors that the Taliban are training monkeys to use guns. (Hey, I said that it's a rumor.) But thanks to a few big-hearted Marines, two lucky cats, now named Kiki and Keykey, have been rescued from a dangerous area in Afghanistan.
When Lance Cpl. Chris Berry, Cpl. Brian Chambers, and Lance Cpl. Aaron Shaw of the U.S. Marine Corps noticed that some homeless cats were hanging around their base, they took the animals in and nursed them back to health, letting the cats sleep with them in the barracks. Then the men arranged for the cats to be transported to the U.S. to live with their families.
PETA is presenting each Marine with a Compassionate Action Award and is also offering to reimburse the cost of having Kiki and Keykey neutered in order to prevent more kittens from ending up homeless. Check out the photos of these Marines and their lucky rescues for further proof that real men are kind to animals!
Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post
Update: You can now place your order for bin Laden Bites by clicking here. Orders will not ship until January. Proceeds from the chocolate sales will be used for our programs—such as our spay-and-neuter clinic—that help dogs.
I've heard my fair share of oxymorons, but never one as (literally) delicious and biting as this one: cruelty-free beheading.
When we heard that our troops in Afghanistan hungered for some chocolate, we jumped at the opportunity to send them some dairy-free delectable delights and even made a tastily topical design just for the occasion:
When the troops sink their teeth into our savory, vegan chocolate Bin Laden Bites, they'll satisfy their confectionary craving while getting some sweet revenge by taking a bite out of Osama's head.
Who ever thought that chocolate could be this cathartic?
Written by Logan Scherer
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