Video: 2018 Gave a New Start to These Rescued Animals

For Immediate Release:
December 27, 2018

David Perle 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – These animals started 2018 chained up, caged, neglected, and lonely—but as a new PETA video released today reveals, they’re ending the year in the arms and homes of their loving new families, courtesy of PETA.

The video from PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—shows some of the many animals the organization rescued and found homes for this year, including the following:

  • Buster, a dog who lived on the end of a chain that had become embedded in his neck until PETA came along and found him a home with Doris—who greeted him at the door with tears in her eyes—and her husband, Nile
  • Fritz, a dog who was filthy and emaciated after being confined to a crate without any food or water—but who now has two doting dads who treat him like the little prince he is
  • Ellie, a dog who spent years locked inside a filthy backyard pen but who now gets to run, play, and snuggle with her new family
  • Herman, a duck who was trapped alone inside a rusty cage with no water for swimming or bathing but who now has a new home where he swims every day with his best friend, Silver
  • Duke and Bogart, guinea pigs who languished in misery at a PetSmart store in Tennessee—but, after a PETA investigation of three PetSmart stores, now live with a caring guardian who provides them with veterinary care, fresh leafy green snacks, and picnics in the park

The video ends by encouraging everyone to make a difference in more animals’ lives by adopting an animal from a shelter and never buying from breeders or pet stores.

More details about PETA’s work to help animals in 2018 can be found at

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