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Public Shelters: Refuge for Animals or Not?

When lockdown resulted in an unexpected surge of adoptions and new foster homes, many shelters chose to leave cages empty, rather than offering refuge to homeless animals.

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Ice-Cold Cruelty: The 8 Most Notorious 2022 Iditarod Mushers

Dogs are pushed past their breaking point each year. PETA’s roundup of the worst 2022 Iditarod mushers makes it clear that the race must stop.

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Get Crafty With Your Kids and Make Beds for Dogs and Cats in Need

Help kids help animals. Use this step-by-step guide to make creative, comfy beds for the dogs and cats at your local animal shelter—or your animal companions.

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2022 Iditarod Will Mark 50 Years of Running Dogs to Their Deaths

The 2022 Iditarod will mark 50 years of running dogs to their deaths. Help PETA spare dogs and end this deadly race.

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Register Now! Ingrid Newkirk Is Back With Her PAWesome Talk on the Cat Guardian’s Bible

How do you transform your home into your cat’s castle? Can you translate subtle feline facial expressions? Cat “auntie” Ingrid Newkirk will help you answer these questions and more. Register for the free event today!

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Bigotry begins when categories such as race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or species are used to justify discrimination.

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Progress in Ending Speciesism in Spain: Animal Companions Now Legally Family Members

Spain has passed a new law recognizing dogs, cats, and other animal companions as living, feeling beings instead of objects. See how this win will protect their rights as members of the family.

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Can You Help Blue Beat the Baby Blues?

After bringing home a new baby, a family realizes the noisy newcomer is giving their retiring cat the blues.

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Victory! Dogs Rescued From Breeder’s Kennel After 4 Days of Persistent Calls and Protests by PETA Supporters

After four days of calls and round-the clock protests by PETA supporters, humane agencies rescued John D. Jones’ latest victims. The dogs will be getting the safety and warmth that they desperately need.

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Trainer Caught on Camera Choking Dog, Slamming Him to the Ground at ‘Board and Train’ Facility (Video)

Leaving your dog with a stranger is a terrible idea under any circumstances—it’s confusing and scary for your dog, and it’s an invitation to disaster. Odie’s guardian learned this the hard way.

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21 Reasons Chaining Should Be Banned: Meet Some Dogs PETA Helped in 2021

Lightweight tie-outs, warm straw bedding, a toy to brighten their day, a new life indoors with a loving family—for these 21 chained dogs and countless others, PETA kept on “breaking the chain” in 2021.

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Washington Post Article on Envigo Beagle Factory Farm—Read It Here

The Washington Post puts the spotlight on PETA’s groundbreaking footage from a beagle factory farm that has bred dogs for experiments for 60 years, including for those conducted by the National Institutes of Health. Read the full report here.

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PETA Supports Kentucky Shelter to Help Animals Affected by Tornadoes

PETA has sent funds to support a local shelter in Mayfield, Kentucky, that is helping animals affected by the devastating tornadoes that ripped through several states.

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PETA’s Wish List for Cats and Dogs: What Animal Companions Want This Christmas

What do dogs and cats really want for Christmas? Here’s a hint: No more “pains in the neck” or “mutilation manicures.” Read on for the full list!

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‘Fixing’ to Help: PETA’s Successful Spay/Neuter Clinic in Chichimilá

Chichimilá, Mexico, has a surplus of animals but no lack of heart. A PETA clinic helped residents care for their animal companions.

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Pancake Is Living the Sweet Life at Last, Thanks to PETA

From abandoned and covered in ash to forming a cuddle stack with her new “pack”: See how PETA flipped the script for Pancake.

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