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Why ‘Responsible Breeder’ Is an Oxymoron

Floyd was purchased from a California breeder, and like so many of the purebreds sold as mere “inventory” by puppy mills and other animal peddlers, the bulldog puppy’s health suffered because …

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Kitten Gets No Help From ‘No-Kill’ Shelters

 When a Houston woman found a skinny kitten covered with fleas, she began calling “no-kill” shelters looking for somewhere to take the animal, not knowing that these types of …

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Injured Kitten Picked the Right Yard

A New York state man was shocked to see a tiny kitten drag himself into his yard by his two front paws. The lower half of the kitten’s body …

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A Young Cat Is Fading Fast. What to Do?

PETA’s Emergency Response Team received an e-mail from a woman wondering what to do for her ailing cat, who had been diagnosed with feline leukemia (FeLV) and was losing …

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Woman Rescues Suffering Opossum

A PETA staffer walking to the Los Angeles office one morning spotted an opossum sitting in the middle of the road, bleeding from her mouth. Several men were jabbing …

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A Long Happy Life and a Peaceful Release

Max the cat and his guardian had spent 20 happy years together. Of course, the time finally came when, because of Max’s advanced age, his health deteriorated. This always-friendly …

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Starving Cat Saved From Filthy Dumpster

A longtime PETA supporter in New York is dedicated to rescuing cats from the cruel streets. She has adopted several cats into her loving home and arranged for dying …

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‘No-Kill’ Label Slowly Killing Animals

When “no-kill” animal shelters and rescue groups are filled to capacity, which is almost always, they are left with two options: turn away more animals than they take in …


Dog Left in Crate When His Family Moved

It was one of those stories that was so appalling that people had to share it. A PETA supporter learned from someone at her workplace about a couple who …

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Help for Cat With Gaping Hole in Her Thigh

Her left thigh was split wide open, exposing a festering wound the size of a baseball. The stray cat had suffered for months while the infected wound worsened, before …

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‘Love Thy Neighbor’ Includes Animals

In Tucson, Arizona, a dog, Pina, who had been hit by a car, was forced to drag herself around her neighborhood for three weeks, while residents turned away from …

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We Feel Pain So Our Animals Don’t Have To

It’s a common occurrence at PETA: We received an e-mail from a woman in Illinois who knew that her 18-year-old cat was suffering and needed to be euthanized, but …

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Why Euthanasia Is Sometimes the Kinder Choice

The guardian of a seriously ill Pekingese called PETA. Her dog was clearly in terrible distress—he wasn’t eating or drinking, was panting heavily, and had great difficulty breathing. The …

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