Another Self-Professed Animal ‘Rescue’ Exposed: Officials Find 30 Dead and Decomposing Animals

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See what happened to 30 dogs and cats at a South Carolina “rescue” and help PETA prevent it from happening to other animals.

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Viral Photo of Abandoned Dog Shows Why Open-Admission Shelters Are Vital

Baby Girl, the dog abandoned with a backpack of toys and a note from her distraught guardian, is a victim of irresponsible shelters.

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GRAPHIC: PETA Obtains Disturbing Photos Exposing the Lie of ‘Live Release’ Stats

The animal “rescue” industry is an unregulated Wild West. Animals are suffering and dying horrifically as a result.

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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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PETA Exposes Starving, Dead Animals at Yet Another ‘Rescue’

Tiggy Town Rescue claimed to nurse sick animals back to health. But it left them to die in an abandoned house. Make sure you aren’t supporting similar cruelty.

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Animal Shelters Aren’t Sheltering, and It’s Fueling Cat Hoarders

Here’s another grim example of the results when animal shelters stop sheltering: Hundreds of cats suffered at the hands of cat hoarders claiming to “rescue” them.

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9 Eye-Opening Takeaways From ‘Breaking the Chain’

“Breaking the Chain” highlights the meaningful work PETA’s fieldworkers do every single day—here are some important takeaways from the film.

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Observe International Homeless Animals’ Day by Taking Action With PETA

August 15 is International Homeless Animals’ Day, and PETA is calling on everyone to go the extra mile to spread awareness of the approximately 70 million stray, lost, and abandoned dogs and cats in the U.S. The homeless dogs and cats who spend each day fighting for their lives are struggling largely because of people’s… Read more »

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Dogs and Cats Starved and Abused at ‘Rescues’—Why Does This Keep Happening?

Ironically, authorities raid self-proclaimed “rescues” almost weekly to rescue animals from severe abuse and neglect. Make sure your support goes to the right place.

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Dogs Eating Each Other, Others Dying in the Cold: This Is ‘No-Kill’

Having a low euthanasia rate but a sky-high rate of cases in which animals die in freezing temperatures, fight and injure each other, or suffer without vet care is not success. It’s cruelty.

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Couple Who Claimed to ‘Rescue’ Dogs Caught Allegedly Dumping Them on Highway

Scam “rescue” groups are everywhere—like in western Texas, where a couple has been charged with cruelty to animals for allegedly abandoning more than 120 dogs.

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‘HuffPost’ Investigates the Dark Side of ‘Dog Rescue’ Culture

National Mill Dog Rescue often works directly with commercial kennels. Find out why “HuffPost” called the group the T.J. Maxx of puppy mill rescue.

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Woman Shoves Sick Dog Into Trunk of Car After Shelter Turns Them Away

This is another example of the dangers that unwanted animals face when shelters make it difficult for people to do the right thing and bring them in.

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When Will People Learn? Another Scam ‘No-Kill’ Shelter Exposed

An estimated 25 percent of 6,000 or so new hoarding cases in the U.S. each year are made up of animal “rescues” and “shelters.”

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Meet PETA’s Rescue Team and the Animals They Help

We will never turn our backs on the animals who need us the most. Here’s why.

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