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Never Goin’ Back on That Chain

Written by Michelle Kretzer | April 16, 2013

Every day, PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) staffers respond to calls about animals who are malnourished, feral, sick, injured, trapped in storm drains, stuck in trees, dying on the side of the road, or kept chained 24/7 365 days a year. Mya and Becky are two formerly chained dogs who were rescued, thanks to PETA.

Mya had nothing more than a crumbling lean-to for shelter amid piles of trash. But after a social worker saw her living in such deplorable conditions, she asked the owners to consider parting with her. After they agreed, the social worker immediately called PETA.

Our friends at the wonderful open-admission Virginia Beach SPCA (VBSPCA) shelter accepted beautiful Mya, and she already has an application for adoption.

PETA staffers spotted Becky while they were delivering straw bedding to chained dogs elsewhere. This beautiful dog spent all day every day dragging a heavy logging chain around a ramshackle pen.

After CAP’s repeated visits to the home to give Becky straw, toys, treats, and TLC, her owners agreed to give her a shot at finding a home where she would be allowed to live indoors with the rest of the family. Again, our good friends at the VBSPCA stepped up, and now things are looking up for Becky.

What You Can Do

Support open-admission shelters like the Virginia Beach SPCA. Workers at such shelters never turn away an animal in need because they know that animals are more than statistics.

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  • lisa says:

    Yeah lets all get a dog a little puppy few weeks old stick it on a big heavy chain heavier than the dog chuck a few scaps now and again only time it hears our voice is when we yell at it, freezing cold outside pissing with rain we sat in our nice warm home its outside shivering scared and alone. Yes what a great way to bring up a dog.

  • Nicole Soellner says:

    stop this now. we love all animals ALL!!!!!!! FREEDOM for the DOGS

  • OLGA MARTINEZ says:

    CERO TOLERANCIA AL MALTRATO ANIMAL

  • Debbie says:

    Thank you so much for caring for the animals neglected by humans. The horrors I hear are just gut wrenching. Never be silent.

  • kristal malley says:

    PETA you are angels please dont ever stop these animals need everyone the one who can not speak it brings tears of joy knowing u are out there they need to be more of you more people should get involed the world needs super heros like u u make my heart thump i love u so very much and iam sure our fur friends would give u guys a big wet kiss thank you from the bottom of my and my familys hearts thank you.

  • Rita Ferron says:

    YAY for VBSPCA

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