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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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Cat Found With Leg ‘Hanging on by a Hair’ Is Latest Victim of TNR

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“No animal needs to ever experience this,” says the woman who rescued a badly injured cat who was trapped, spayed, and dumped back on the streets.

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The New York Times Column: ‘Are We Loving Shelter Dogs to Death?’

Take a look at how “no-kill” policies endanger animals and fail to address the root causes of the homeless-animal crisis.

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EXPOSED: Gruesome Crime-Scene Photos From a Self-Professed ‘Animal Rescue’

“The animals’ skin looked like a thin shirt draped over a coat rack,” a sheriff said.

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Why Are Those Who Push ‘No-Kill’ So Silent on Sham Hoarder ‘Rescues’?

Not a week goes by without reports of animals found in criminally cruel conditions at self-professed “rescues” that claim to “save” animals from euthanasia.

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Ravaged by Disease, Roman Was Betrayed by Trap-Neuter-Release Advocates

Roman the cat was betrayed by the very people claiming to “save” animals. This is the reality of so many “trap-neuter-release” programs.

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