Written by Jeff Mackey
Say "Hi" to Tyson, one of the newest recipients of
a custom-built doghouse from PETA, along with lots of straw bedding to help
keep out the cold. As you can see from the "before" picture below, he
desperately needed it. All four (!) of Tyson's previous (flimsy) "shelters"
had broken. But now he has a sturdy, custom-built doghouse for cold, wet winter
nights—and since it's built to last, he can count on it for years to come. Tyson's
family agreed to have him neutered, so PETA will take care of that too.
Of course, we'd much prefer that everyone allow their dogs
indoors—and PETA's Community
Animal Project caseworkers have persuaded many animals' guardians to do just that. But since some
people refuse—and since
many localities still don't
prohibit chaining dogs—PETA
builds and delivers hundreds of rugged doghouses each year to provide dogs with
protection from snow, wind, and rain.
In the winter, PETA also gives
away free bales of straw for cold dogs forced to live outdoors in the
Hampton Roads area in Virginia.
You can change a life like Tyson's. If you know of any "outdoor
dogs," try to persuade
their guardians to allow them indoors. Encourage your city or county legislators to ban chaining. And if you can, sponsor a
doghouse so that one more dog will have a refuge from the cold.
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
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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