794 Animals Spared ‘Hot Summer Nights’

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

For animals, a summer romance can mean adding to the overpopulation crisis. But after July, nearly 800 animals near PETA’s Norfolk, Virginia, headquarters won’t have to worry about “getting in trouble”—like Rizzo

PETA’s mobile veterinary clinics “snipped” 794 animals, including 154 whose families couldn’t afford spay and neuter surgeries and 40 who couldn’t get to the veterinarian without a ride there and back.

One patient, Trixie, lives in an area where there are no low-cost spay-and-neuter services available. Her guardian, a grandmother who is single-handedly caring for all her grandchildren, was ecstatic to be able to get Trixie spayed.

Not only did Coco the poodle get spayed, she also got the full beauty treatment. Staffers removed the painful mats from her fur, and now she and her happy guardian are sitting pretty.

Want to show animals some love this summer? Start by signing the pledge to end animal homelessness

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind