Update: Yellow sac spiders also think that the engines in 2008- and 2009-model Honda Accords are a great place for a family getaway, but if your family is planning one, you might not want them tagging along. Drivers who are worried that the arachnids might pop in for a visit could end up constantly checking their pant legs. Admittedly, that could get dangerous, so PETA is welcoming donated Accords to our little fleet as well. We can use the cars to rescue homeless or injured animals when people report them to us or to assist with spay and neuter surgeries for animals whose guardians don’t have transportation. And PETA staffers won’t mind the pant-leg pals.
Attention, Mazda owners: There’s this MX-2 Spider version, and then there’s the spiders who are thought to be living in some of the 65,000 Mazda6s that were recalled last week because a certain gas-loving arachnid likes to build webs in the cars’ emission systems. The presence of the spiders can cause gas leaks and fires. And here’s something that you may not know: If you’re suffering from arachnophobia, PETA will be more than happy to help you out … by accepting your donated vehicle for use in animal rescue work! A PETA member who was deathly afraid of mice once donated her brand-new Jeep to PETA after a mouse popped out from beneath the glove box. PETA gladly accepted both the Jeep and the mouse and will do the same for your Mazda6. And for the spiders who call it home, we’ll also do our best to get them out safely and find them new homes.
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Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post