World’s Cutest Puppy Rescued

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

When a good Samaritan found 10-week-old Kiwi wandering in the woods, the puppy weighed just 2 pounds and was barely bigger than a softball. Nearly frozen in the frigid temperatures, the tiny Chihuahua was thin and dehydrated and suffered from a severe genital infection. The person who found Kiwi immediately called PETA for assistance.

During his short stay at the PETA office, Kiwi won the hearts of everybody he met.


Uh-oh. Kiwi is caught being ridiculously adorable on the job.

After receiving some much-needed medical care and TLC, Kiwi was adopted by PETA members who can’t believe the fantastic puppy was homeless. Kiwi’s new family includes a 70-pound canine “brother,” Higgins, who is so enamored with his little pal that he won’t eat a bite of his own food until he knows Kiwi doesn’t want any of it. Kiwi is always game for adventures at work, school, or wherever his family is heading. What a happy ending for this little fella!

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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