Here’s How PETA Helps Freezing Dogs Survive the Long, Harsh Winter

Published by Zachary Toliver.

The worst of winter is right around the corner, which means that the staff of PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) is working overtime to give neglected dogs some relief as temperatures drop.

So far, CAP has delivered over 300 doghouses to these dogs, who are treated like cheap alarm systems rather than family members. They spend their entire lives chained up with no way to escape the scorching sun, pelting rain, and freezing winds.

PETA Fieldworkers Help Dogs Survive During Frigid Winter

Tethered and trapped inside tiny outdoor cages, these neglected dogs are desperate for affection and love. 

Every day, CAP finds lonely dogs forced to live outside in filth. Many have almost nothing to protect them from the elements. These forgotten animals—who long to be part of a family—are kept outside, 24/7, in all weather extremes. As seen in our “before” and “after” shots, just a few moments of affection from our CAP team mean the world to these attention-starved dogs:

PETA Fieldworkers Help Dogs Survive During Frigid Winter PETA Fieldworkers Help Dogs Survive During Frigid Winter PETA Fieldworkers Help Dogs Survive During Frigid Winter

While PETA’s doghouses can never be a substitute for keeping dogs indoors and treating them like members of the family, which our fieldworkers always urge people to do, they can mean the difference between life and death for dogs left outside on even the coldest days.

Help a Cold, Neglected Dog Survive the Winter

PETA would not be able to help these animals—who have often been shown little kindness in their lives—if it weren’t for compassionate supporters like you.

If you’d like to help us get more doghouses to dogs in need this winter, please become an “Angels for Animals” doghouse sponsor today:

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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