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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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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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Angel’s Gate – Animal Suffering and Consumer Deception

Angel’s Gate is a self-proclaimed animal “hospice and rehabilitation center” in Delhi, New York, that receives “special needs animals” from all across the U.S.


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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