Chained Puggle Goes From Mud Puddle to Christmas Cuddle

Published by Heather Moore.

‘Twas two nights before Christmas, and all through the region

Few people were stirring because of the season.

But PETA’s fieldworkers were out doing good

Giving dogs food, straw, and houses of wood.

When what to their wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature puggle, in mud up to his ear.

Nero Before

The cute little puggle was lively and quick,

And they saw in a moment he was surrounded by ick.

Attached to his neck was a big metal chain.

His doghouse was crumbling—no protection from rain.

He was skinny and dirty, a sad little sight.

He spent his time lonely, all day and all night.

His eyes, how they twinkled as he wriggled with glee.

These people had come here to help him go free!

Nero on couch

The owner said, no, he had no use for that dog.

So they dashed away, dashed away all through the fog.

Returning to PETA, he had not a care.

He slept in the van with his feet in the air.

A meal and a bath made him merry indeed.

Now, a loving new home is all he will need.

Are you looking for a puggle to snuggle—and cuddle with, too? Then e-mail [email protected] to make this puggle’s dreams come true.

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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