PETA’s Fieldworkers Are Braving the Cold

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

A fierce blizzard, dubbed a “bomb cyclone,” has covered the East Coast of the U.S. with snow and ice. And although PETA has urged residents to keep animals indoors—warning locals of the dangers that animals exposed to freezing temperatures face—many dogs have been left out in the cold. But if you think that a blizzard is going to stop PETA from helping animals in need, think again. Our fieldworkers have been working around the clock to provide these animals with much-needed relief—and, in some cases, rescue—from the snow and frigid temperatures:

Freezing temperatures spell extra hardship for “backyard dogs,” who often go without adequate food, water, shelter, and veterinary care. Our goal is to help these neglected pups long-term. PETA is working to strengthen animal-protection laws, and we’re always encouraging guardians to bring animals indoors—prior to the storm, we placed calls to families to warn them of the cold weather hitting the area and to make sure that they were making provisions to bring animals inside their houses.

You can join our fieldworkers in helping these animals, too: If you see animals left outside without shelter from the elements and are unable to help, note their location and alert authorities immediately.

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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