For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2022
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Pueblo, Colo. – In honor of National Police Week (May 15 to 21), PETA has dispatched dozens of vegan doughnuts from Gypsy Javas to the Pueblo Police Department in thanks for the quick action of its officers, who used a ladder to pull a drowning dog out of the water at the Pueblo Riverwalk just last month. After the rescue, the dog was taken to a local animal shelter and then reunited with her guardian.
“These vegan doughnuts are a tasty way of thanking the Pueblo Police Department for saving a desperate dog who likely would have drowned without its help,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA hopes this story will inspire others to keep an eye out for animals in need—and not to hesitate to call in the help of first responders.”
PETA reminds all dog guardians to have their animal companions microchipped; always walk them using a leash and a comfortable, secure harness; and never allow them to roam or be left outdoors unattended.
This week, PETA is also sending vegan doughnuts to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office in New York, which recently introduced an innovative system alerting deputies and social media users to missing animals, and to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, where an employee recently adopted a dog who was seized after his former owner reportedly shot him in the face.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.