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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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Cats Gunned Down in Arkansas

An Arkansas woman who was feeding a colony of 15 feral cats was deeply distraught when she found the bodies of seven of the cats, all riddled with gunshots. …

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A Gentle Hand for the Toughest Cases

Over the last couple of days, we’ve told you about some of the ways that PETA worked in 2011 to end the suffering of animals in its own “backyard”—southern …

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Pepper’s Story: Justice for a Forgotten Victim

PETA and other Virginia animal shelters have just submitted to the state the numbers of animals they received, found wonderful homes for, reunited with guardians, had to euthanize, or …

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Senior Dog Saved From Center Lane

annrkist | cc by 2.0 I was working as a humane officer, driving from one neglect case investigation to another, when I saw him: a large dog, limping pitifully …

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Cat’s Gas Chamber Horror Prompts Outcry

A cat’s survival of two harrowing ordeals in a gas chamber has prompted concerned citizens to demand that the West Valley City, Utah, animal shelter scrap its cruel carbon-monoxide …

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AC Officer Goes Out With a Bang on Craigslist

Fed up with people who refuse to spay and neuter their animals, people who want someone to wave a magic wand and find a home for their “eight-year-old Rottweiler …

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Ace’s Euthanasia Sparks Controversy

A big brouhaha erupted after the Detroit Animal Control Center euthanized an emaciated, injured and extremely ill dog named Ace (after the hardware store into which he painfully stumbled …

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Family Swoops in for Suffering Swan

A family in Brooklyn called PETA for help after they found an extremely ill swan who was too weak to stand and was stranded on a beach. We guided …

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Helping or Hoarding?

Many of us have had a peek into the bizarre world of hoarding courtesy of reality television. Accumulating piles and piles of household junk is bad enough, but when …

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An Open Door for Animals in Need

The economic downturn has taken its toll on nearly everyone, and animals are no exception. Animal shelters across the country are overflowing with record numbers of cats and dogs—many …

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