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Dogs Released From Cramped Crates

Written by Michelle Kretzer | September 6, 2012

They spent their days relegated to a carport, cast aside like old exercise equipment. The two dogs were locked inside crates from early in the morning until dusk without a chance to relieve themselves and no way to escape from the blistering Southern summer heat. The Labrador mix did not even have room to stand up.

A neighbor who had to watch the dogs suffer had tried calling animal control for help. And although officers went to the home and issued a warning, they refused to confiscate the dogs because the animals did not appear to be in immediate danger of dying from dehydration or heatstroke. Frustrated, the neighbor called PETA for help.

We called animal control every few days to file an animal welfare complaint against the owner. Each time animal control paid a visit to the house, officers issued the owner another warning. Realizing that he would either have to allow his dogs indoors or continually deal with animal control, the owner surrendered both dogs to the local shelter.

It took a lot of persistence, but now both dogs have a chance to find a new home with a guardian who understands that dogs belong indoors with the rest of the family.

PETA has a wealth of information on how crating is detrimental to dogs, which you can share with anyone you know who is considering using these cruel cages (for even a short length of time).

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  • MR says:

    The only way to put an end to the mistreatment of animals by uneducated, selfish and careless owners, is to enforce mandatory classes/training in proper care of animals. If these potential pet owners fail to pass the test at the end of class, they do NOT get the privilege of adopting an animal. No doubt tough to enforce, as it would need State approval. Nevertheless, it would protect millions of animals from irresponsible human neglect.

  • Irene Leggett says:

    Why, oh why, did it take so long for these two dogs to be rescued and freed from these cages? Lets hope they both find caring, loving homes soon and shame on the useless, ignorant, thoughtless owner who certainly should never own another dog again.

  • Tracy Light says:

    Why do people have animals, if they are going to neglect and mistreat them. Hopefully they will find loving, caring homes.

  • Tracy Light says:

    Why do people have animals, if they are going to neglect and mistreat them. Hopefully they will find loving, caring homes.

  • Tracy Light says:

    Why do people have animals if they’re going to neglect and abuse them.. Hopefully, with the help of PETA, they will get the love and care they deserve.

  • Richard says:

    Always do the right thing be a good PETA member. If a animal is in trouble do everthing you can untill the problem is solved.

  • Elizabeth Lanson says:

    SHAME ON THAT OWNER WHO HAD TO BE FORCED TO DO THE RIGHT THING. I’M GLAD HE OR SHE FINALLY DID THE RIGHT THING. BOTTOM LINE. THAT OWNER DID NOT DESERVE THOSE DOGS & I’M GLAD THEY WILL NOW GO TO SOMEONE WHO DOES DESERVE THEM! YOU ROCK PETA!

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