VIDEO: Rescued Dog Shares His Story in Note Card Confession

For Immediate Release:
September 12, 2016

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Good morning,

Larry the tiny shih tzu shares the story of his dramatic rescue in a new Note Card Confession video that shows the pup relaxing in the arms of his new guardian: a PETA staff member who showers him with the affection he never had.

But Larry’s story didn’t start off happy. Before PETA found him—and gave him proper food, medicine, and love (as well as a bath and a haircut!)—Larry was locked alone in a dilapidated backyard wire-mesh hutch, hidden behind piles of junk. His fur was matted with filth, and he suffered from hookworms, life-threatening anemia, and infections in his ears, eyes, and foot. He barely had the strength to wag his tail, and when PETA took him to a veterinarian, she expressed shock that he was still alive.

Fortunately, as Larry’s note cards speak for him in the video, “I didn’t think anyone wanted me, but I was wrong.”

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” and more information about PETA’s work to help dogs and cats is available here. Further information about Larry can be found on PETA’s blog, and I’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have. Many thanks.

Best regards,

Megan Wiltsie

Assistant Press Coordinator

For Media: Contact PETA's
Media Response Team.


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