Stay Toasty—and Help Chilly Dogs—With PETA’s Cold-Nose Cozy

Proceeds From Latest Addition to PETA Catalog Will Help Fund PETA's One-of-a-Kind Winter-Relief Doghouse Delivery Program for Neglected 'Backyard Canines'

For Immediate Release:
January 9, 2015

Contact:
Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Hats protect our ears, gloves protect our fingers, and scarves protect our necks—but how do we keep our noses warm? As temperatures drop across the U.S., PETA has the solution: nose warmers knit from soft acrylic yarn and designed to look like dogs’ noses. Net proceeds from the nose warmers—now available for pre-order from the PETA Catalog for only $9.99—will go to support PETA’s winter-relief program, which helps protect the most vulnerable dogs relegated to the outdoors in the winter.

“PETA’s message is that dogs are part of the family and should be kept indoors when it’s bitterly cold,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “But our nose warmers are a fun way to keep our noses toasty while providing the funds to help neglected dogs who need some winter warmth.”

Recent weather sweeping across the nation has prompted PETA to step up our efforts urging people to remember that if you are cold, then they are cold. Dogs and other animals can suffer from frostbite and exposure, and they can become dehydrated when water sources freeze. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—cautions everyone to keep animals indoors, which is especially critical for puppies and kittens, elderly animals, small animals, and dogs with short hair, including pointers, beagles, pit bulls, Rottweilers, and Doberman pinschers.

The PETA Catalog also offers wool-free scarves, sweaters, hats, and other warm winter apparel. Visitors can also sponsor a doghouse for a dog in need on PETA’s website.

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