For Immediate Release:
May 16, 2022
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Suffolk County, N.Y. – In honor of National Police Week (May 15 to 21), PETA has dispatched dozens of vegan doughnuts from Doughology to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office in thanks for its new Lost Pet Network, which will rush out alerts to deputies and on social media if registered animals are reported missing. As Sheriff Errol Toulon said, “As Suffolk County Sheriff, my priority is keeping residents safe, and that extends to the four-legged members of our communities.”
“The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is pulling out all the stops to reunite lost dogs and cats with their families,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “These vegan doughnuts are PETA’s tasty way of thanking these officers for keeping an eye out for the smallest, most vulnerable Long Islanders.”
To help keep dogs and cats safe at home, PETA recommends that all animal companions be microchipped and outfitted with a collar and an identification tag and never be allowed to roam or be left outdoors unattended. The group also offers two guides on its website: “13 Things You Can Do to Find Your Lost Dog or Cat” and “What to Do if You Find a Stray Dog or Cat.”
This week, PETA is also sending vegan doughnuts to the Pueblo Police Department in Colorado, where an officer recently rescued a dog from drowning, 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.