Chilly Pup Has a Change of Luck

Published by Lindsay Pollard-Post.

For a lonely chained dog, a visit from one of PETA’s fieldworkers means receiving straw to provide some winter warmth, medicine to relieve the discomfort of flea and tick bites, fresh water to drink, a new toy, some desperately needed love and attention, and more. It’s no wonder their tails start wagging like mad (and their spirits soar!) when they see PETA show up.

A new video takes us on the road with our fieldworker Jessica. You will be right there as she delivers straw to a sweet mama dog (whom we also spayed) and collects her adorable puppy, JoJo, to pass on to our partners at the Virginia Beach SPCA, a high-traffic open admission shelter, where he found a loving forever home. Warning: extreme cuteness ahead!

JoJo’s story would probably have ended badly if PETA hadn’t intervened. The little pup was running loose and could easily have been hit by a car, and chances are, he would have ended up like his mother—chained up 24/7, perhaps succumbing to the freezing cold. But JoJo now has the kind of life that all dogs deserve—one that’s lived indoors, with a family who adores him.

Please help us help animals like JoJo and his mom by sharing this video with your friends and family. And if there are chained dogs in your neighborhood, please get involved. You’ll make some tails wag—and you might even change a life.

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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