For Immediate Release:
March 9, 2022
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Because temperatures are expected to plummet below freezing overnight this weekend—placing animals kept chained or penned outdoors in danger of suffering from frostbite and exposure or even dying—PETA will hold two straw giveaways on Friday. Residents can pick up one bag of straw per dog for free to help insulate the animals’ outdoor shelters.
“Winter isn’t over yet, and this weekend’s freezing temperatures could be miserable or even deadly for dogs left outdoors,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “While PETA urges everyone to keep dogs indoors, where they’ll be safest and happiest, we’re offering a small measure of protection that will make a world of difference for them.”
Where: Northampton County Health Department parking lot, 9495 NC-305, Jackson
When: Friday, March 11, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Where: The former Domino’s Pizza parking lot, 205 W. Granville St., Windsor
When: Friday, March 11, 12 noon –3 p.m.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.