Animals Rescued Through PETA Investigations

PETA investigators spend months working tirelessly to help expose systemic, egregious, and often illegal cruelty to animals that the public and officials would otherwise never know about.

The evidence that these investigators gather has resulted in tremendous victories for suffering animals, such as the closure of a North Carolina animal research facility and the seizure of nearly 700 cats from Caboodle Ranch, a filthy, hoarding “sanctuary” in Florida.

While these heartbreaking investigations rightly garner massive public attention when they first break, the cheerful news regarding the animals who are rescued thanks to the support of PETA Investigations & Rescue Fund donors and given a second chance at life is sometimes overlooked.

Make your day a little bit brighter by checking out and sharing the below images of some of the animals rescued through PETA investigations:

Felix and Bronson (Caboodle Ranch Investigation)


Sheena (University of Utah Investigation)


Marilyn and Madonna (University of Utah Investigation)


Nudge (Sacred Vision Animal Sanctuary Investigation)


Hannah and Janette (Kapporos Investigation)


Hugs (Professional Laboratory and Research Services Investigation)


Little Tess and Amelia (U.S. Global Exotics Investigation)


Olaf (Sacred Vision Animal Sanctuary Investigation)


Buddy and Copper (Professional Laboratory and Research Services Investigation)


A Sloth (U.S. Global Exotics Investigation)

While the animals above were thankfully rescued, there are still many equally deserving animals suffering out of sight and hidden from public view.

Do your part to help these suffering animals now by supporting PETA’s Investigations & Rescue Fund.

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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