After Months of Being Locked in a Filthy Box, This Dog Is Living Happily Ever After

Published by PETA.

For nearly six months, Flint was locked inside a filthy wooden box. His brother was locked in a box next to him. After Flint’s brother starved to death, the body was left there to rot. Flint was desperate to escape, and as this new video shows, he got his chance when PETA worked with local animal control authorities to rescue him and several other dogs on the same property—and ensure that his owner was prosecuted.

Although Flint was emaciated and suffering from muscle atrophy so severe that he could barely walk, months of affection, care, and rehabilitation in his new home have given him a chance at a happy life. Take a look at his astonishing “before” and “after” photos:

Now, Flint runs, cuddles, and plays tug-of-war with his new canine friend, Ellie—another once-forgotten “backyard dog” rescued by PETA. Read what Kate Swigart—Flint’s adoptive guardian, who’s a PETA fieldworker and the one who actually rescued him—has to say about welcoming the pup into her family:

“Even though he had been confined and never knew companionship before he came to us, Flint trusts us and enjoys his new life. It’s been a joy to watch him play, run, snuggle, and soak up the love that he always deserved.”

If that’s not a happy ending, we don’t know what is.

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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