USA Today Gives Shelter Animals Their Due

Published by PETA.

USA Today is going to have a hard time convincing me to contribute to the new online photo album that Paw Print Post blogger Janice Lloyd is setting up to feature animals who were adopted from shelters. After all, anybody who knows me knows that there is nothing I hate more than singing the praises of my own former shelter dog, Keeley.




Oh, well, if you insist. Keeley, aka The Best Dog in the Universe, has come a long way from being the pathetic bag of bones who spent nearly a week curled up in the corner of a kennel at a shelter in rural Virginia. He was so filthy when he was brought to the shelter that the workers thought his fur was brown. After I spotted his handsome mug on, I knew that he was the dog for me. What can I say? It was love at first sight. As you can see from his photo, he has blossomed. No more hiding in corners—unless there’s a fly in the house, of course (flies are his sworn enemies).

How about you? Do you have a shelter dog or cat (or two or three) you’re just dying to brag about? Send a photo and a description of your furry bundle of joy to Janice Lloyd (and be sure to include the animal’s name in the subject line). All the cool kids are doing it.



Speaking of incurable adorableness, don’t forget to visit on August 2—that’s when the judging begins for PETA Prime’s Cutest Cat Contest. Ready, set, purr!

Written by Alisa Mullins

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