Say “Hi” to Tyson, one of the newest recipients of a custom-built doghouse from PETA, along with lots of straw bedding to help keep out the cold. As you can see from the “before” picture below, he desperately needed it. All four (!) of Tyson’s previous (flimsy) “shelters” had broken. But now he has a sturdy, custom-built doghouse for cold, wet winter nights—and since it’s built to last, he can count on it for years to come. Tyson’s family agreed to have him neutered, so PETA will take care of that too.
Of course, we’d much prefer that everyone allow their dogs indoors—and PETA’s Community Animal Project caseworkers have persuaded many animals’ guardians to do just that. But since some people refuse—and since many localities still don’t prohibit chaining dogs—PETA builds and delivers hundreds of rugged doghouses each year to provide dogs with protection from snow, wind, and rain. In the winter, PETA also gives away free bales of straw for cold dogs forced to live outdoors in the Hampton Roads area in Virginia.
You can change a life like Tyson’s. If you know of any “outdoor dogs,” try to persuade their guardians to allow them indoors. Encourage your city or county legislators to ban chaining. And if you can, sponsor a doghouse so that one more dog will have a refuge from the cold.