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Luck Is a Lady for Las Vegas Dog

Written by PETA | June 28, 2011

What happens in Vegas can land you in deep, um, craps, if it involves hurting an animal. A distraught woman called PETA to report that her neighbor was leaving his dog chained on his back porch, sometimes without water or shade from the sweltering Las Vegas sun. Animal control had received multiple calls about the dog, but it was only able to leave notices because the owner was always absent.

The woman continued to check on the dog, and one day, she found her with her chain tangled so tightly around exercise equipment that she could barely move. PETA alerted animal control to the dog’s plight and demanded that she be seized. Officials took action, and now the happy pup is safe inside a cool kennel waiting for her forever home.

The dog’s “lady luck” named her Yoshi and continues to check on her rescued friend regularly, bringing her treats and a bed to sleep on. As for Yoshi’s owner, his luck ran out, and if he tries to get Yoshi back, he will face fines for cruelty. PETA is pushing for him to be fined regardless.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Toby says:

    I struggle with cases like this: is it really better the individual to be murdered than being chained in painful conditions… it is possible the dog would not choose to commit suicide if given the informed option, like, it is possible, however unlikely, that the dog enjoyed life when the owner got home. Perhaps the dog really loved the evening, and being inside, and then dreaded the painful day in the sun without water… in such a case, seizing the dog & sentencing him to a possible death in a pound wouldn’t be very moral. It is possible the dog would prefer to die than spend another day chained in the sun, but I’m not so sure… it really is tough to judge those cases.

  • rachel says:

    You guys are like the Ninja Turtles; thanks for stopping this crime. I hope someone adopts Yoshi, but I hope someone adopts all the wonderful dogs in every shelter. I wear your “Fight Breedism” t-shirt, and the “My Dog is a Rescue” whenever I walk my Lucky Lady. go PETA!

  • aclineo says:

    that dog should’ve been removed IMMEDIATELY. the system is still broken.

  • Rex's Mom says:

    What a nice story with a happy ending. I hope Yoshi gets someone to adopt her and change her name. Yoshi?