The following article was written by PETA
marketing coordinator Ashley Palmer.
Animal Project fieldworkers spend countless hours helping dogs in the
Hampton Roads communities of southern Virginia and North Carolina. It's a sad
reality that every day, these workers see dogs who are forced to spend their
entire lives on the end of a chain or in a cramped pen.
But thanks to people like you, PETA can help alleviate some of their suffering. Through your donations,
we're able to provide sturdy doghouses and straw bedding to needy dogs who otherwise
would have to fight the elements on their own. Your doghouse
sponsorship will help countless "backyard
dogs" who struggle to survive long days and nights outside in the rain and
freezing cold each winter.
Here are the stories of just
two dogs who have recently benefited from donations from caring people like you:
Lady: The only "shelter" that Lady had was a
cracked, leaking Igloo doghouse that had no floor. It provided her with
virtually no shade in the summertime and did little to keep her warm and dry in
the winter. Lady was nursing a litter of puppies when we first found her,
and the situation was quickly draining her strength. We convinced her guardian to
allow us to get Lady spayed so that she wouldn't keep having litter after
unwanted litter. With a steady supply of nutritious food, Lady was able to put
on weight, and her PETA doghouse has made her life much more comfortable.
Oreo: When we first found her, Oreo was locked inside
a metal carrier. Her guardians had put carpet over the top of the crate in an
attempt to protect her from the elements. We spayed Oreo and provided her with
a custom-built doghouse and a lightweight tie-out so that she didn't have to
suffer inside that horrible crate. Her guardians are now in the process of building
a fence in order to free Oreo from her chains.
PETA's doghouses are made to
last, so your
sponsorship will provide a dog with shelter
from snow, wind, rain, and summer heat for years to come.
Click here to help a dog today.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.