In December 2014, PETA responded to a call about an “aggressive” dog. But instead we found Coco, a sweet girl who was severely emaciated, neglected, and penned outside 24/7.
After her owners called us to surrender Coco, we rushed her to a veterinarian. She was anemic, riddled with parasites, and about half her ideal weight. But all that changed after Virginia Beach SPCA and PETA helped her find a “forever” family.
Thanks to PETA’s fieldworkers and her new loving family, Coco is finally getting the love that she deserves.
If Coco’s story inspired you, share this page with a friend. If you want to help the countless dogs who are forced to live outside 24/7 in all weather extremes, check out PETA’s tips on passing animal-friendly legislation.