VIDEO: Puppy Burned by Acid Has New Friends and a New Life

For Immediate Release:
March 6, 2017

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

When PETA President Ingrid Newkirk arrived in Mumbai for a visit to PETA India, one of the first sights that greeted her was a terrified 4-month-old puppy who had third-degree acid burns on her back and was being attacked by other dogs—but as a new PETA video reveals, Newkirk was able to snatch her up in her arms and rush her to PETA India’s office, where a veterinarian treated her severe injuries.

She recuperated at PETA India’s office, surrounded by oohing and aahing staff, and although she was in pain for a while, the little dog never lost her sweet disposition. Now named Hershey, the rescued pup has recovered from her burns and is living at an animal sanctuary while she waits for the perfect adoptive family. And she’s made plenty of new friends, from the human caregivers she loves to shower with kisses to the canine pals she runs and wrestles with. She’s even developed a reality TV habit—that is, she loves to watch videos of other dogs on YouTube!

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” and more photos of Hershey are available on its blog.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind