Happy Endings for Roussette, Licorice, and Macey (Photos)

Published by Alisa Mullins.

We’ve adopted out a lot of animals over the years, but we’d be hard-pressed to name anyone more thrilled to be selected as an animal guardian than Linda Day.

Linda and Roussette

After the Anderson, South Carolina, resident saw photos of Roussette on PETA’s Facebook page, it was love at first sight, and she immediately contacted us, offering to adopt the charming little Chihuahua mix.

Roussette, a Chihuahua Puppy Available for Adoption

One of Linda’s dogs had passed away earlier this year, and she was looking for a companion for her remaining dog, SassC. Linda was so excited when she learned that she was going to be Roussette’s new guardian that she threw a party to welcome the PETA “pup patrol” van and its precious cargo when it arrived in Anderson after the 8-hour drive from PETA’s headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.

Welcome Home, Roussette

Roussette's New Family

Linda cried tears of joy when she held Roussette in her arms for the first time. She wrote on her Facebook page, “It’s a great feeling to be the chosen person to adopt this baby from PETA.”

Licorice and Macey didn’t have nearly as far to travel to their new homes—they were both snatched up by PETA staffers. Licorice (now Lucy) lives with another black cat (who was also a PETA rescue) named Sophie. Although Sophie is now technically a senior kitty, she has the vivacity and spunk of a young kitten, and her family thought she might enjoy having a feline playmate. They were right: Now, instead of waking her guardians up at 3 a.m. to play, Sophie entertains herself by playing tag and “catnip-toy soccer” with Lucy.



Another PETA staffer was smitten with Macey’s brilliant blue eyes and her “ridicu-cute” ears. The only question was: Would Macey get along with the couple’s other dog, Adele? I think you can guess the answer from the picture below.

Macey and Adele

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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