Video: In Just a Year, This Hurricane Maria Refugee Found His Spirit

For Immediate Release:
September 10, 2018

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – When PETA first responder Jenny first met Camo—one of the many injured and displaced dogs helped by PETA’s animal-rescue team after Hurricane Maria—he was in one of the worst conditions she’d ever seen, with cracked, raw, bloody, and oozing skin. But she could tell that he was a fighter, so she never left his side as he and several others were airlifted from Puerto Rico to PETA’s hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. She decided to adopt him, and a new video released today reveals his amazing transformation.

One year later, Camo has made a full recovery and makes Jenny laugh every day, whether he’s enjoying doggy TV, waking her up in the morning with a playful bark, or proudly running around the house with his favorite toy. Spirited, spunky, and loving life, he’s now a completely different dog.

As PETA’s Norfolk headquarters battens down in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, the group—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—offers tips for preparing for natural disasters on its website, and more information about some of the animals PETA rescued during Hurricane Maria can be found on PETA’s blog.

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