PETA Sends Plush Toy and Comforting Blanket to Injured Dog and His Human Companion
For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2015
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Brewster, N.Y. – With a minibus seconds from striking his guardian, Audrey Stone, service dog Figo leapt between her and the oncoming vehicle, sustaining a severe cut down to the bone of his leg. Figo has since had surgery and will remain at a veterinary hospital until Stone—who is also recovering from injuries—can take him home. To help the heroic dog recuperate, PETA is rushing him a care package that includes a plush dog toy, vegan dog treats, and a blanket to share with Stone once they are reunited.
“Figo the dog risked life and limb out of loyalty and love for his guardian, which is an inspiration to us all,” says PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien. “PETA hopes our get-well gift will help comfort this courageous pup as he recovers.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—encourages anyone with the time, willingness, ability, and resources to care for a dog properly to save a life by adopting from an animal shelter.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.