Written by PETA
A family moving from
Michigan to southwest, Louisiana found out the hard way that unlike furniture, animals
cannot be replaced, and strangers can't be trusted to move them. The Juhala
family had reportedly hired Bluegrass
Pet Transport Company to drive their beloved
pug Igor to his new home because they knew it was unsafe for him to fly in a
plane's cargo hold. But according to news reports, a month after the company picked him up, the Juhalas
still had not seen their dog, and their frantic phone calls to company owner
Bob Lawson hadn't been returned.
When Lawson finally called
the family, he apparently claimed that he had gotten a short distance from their new home
and was walking Igor at a rest area when the dog heard a noise, pulled the
leash from his hands, and ran away. Lawson claimed that he had not seen the dog
since. The Juhalas are asking that anyone with information about Igor contact
the KPLC-TV news
team, which has been
following his story.
As the Juhalas learned, it
is never safe to hand animals over to a stranger to transport them. They could
be abused, lost, or even sold
to a laboratory. The cargo hold of a
plane is no place for animals, either, as they can fall victim to extreme temperatures, sometimes resulting in
death. The safest option is to insist that our animals fly with us in the cabin or to drive them to the
Written by Michelle
This photo, which appeared in Us Weekly and People magazines last week, is interesting not just because it shows that even the fabulous Katherine Heigl must, sometimes, take a Saturday afternoon to move her belongings from one house to another, but because—if you look very closely—you can see that she’s sporting a PETA T-shirt just for the occasion. You can compare the tee she’s wearing in the pic with our brand-new “Have a PETA Day” shirt below. Thanks are due to my eagle-eyed colleague Johnny Machuzak for pointing that out. Now get back to work and stop reading gossip magazines, Johnny.
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