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‘No-Kill’ or ‘No Admission’? Limited-Intake Shelter Policies Implode

As communities experience the disastrous results of misguided “no-kill” policies, PETA urges shelters to make animals, not statistics, their priority.

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Meet the ‘Bertie 5’ and Other Animals Helped by PETA Fieldworkers

When an animal is in need, PETA fieldworkers do everything in their power to help. Learn more about their groundbreaking work.

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Austin’s ‘Slow-Kill’ Policy Will Hurt Strays

There’s no excuse for what the video circulating on social media depicts: Austin animals warehoused en masse in crates with no hope in sight.

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Injured Cats, Starving Sheep, and Chained Dogs: PETA Fieldworkers Help Them All

The “dog days” of summer are every day for PETA fieldworkers, who are outside helping chained dogs beat the heat.

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

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

The overpopulation crisis has left 70 million companion animals homeless in the U.S. Join PETA on August 20 to spread awareness not only of this problem but also of its solution.

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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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