Video: See These Rescued Dogs’ Incredible Stories

For Immediate Release:
July 10, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – We’re halfway through 2019, and a new video released today shows just some of the dogs PETA has rescued this year—many of whom were previously kept perpetually chained or caged and neglected—and their dramatic transformations from lonely to loved.

The video features dogs such as Crystal, who needed two surgeries to remove the collar that was deeply embedded in her neck—but who now lives with an adoring family that includes other dogs as well as kids to play with. Another dog, Charley, was found huddling and trembling on a pile of trash in an abandoned silo with four broken toes—but now, she gets to go on walks with her adoptive family and play with her new brother, Fritz (another dog rescued by PETA). The video ends with a plea to all dog guardians to keep their pups indoors with the rest of the family.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. The group works 24/7 to help animals near its Norfolk, Virginia, headquarters. PETA provides “outdoor dogs” with free flea and fly-strike treatment and prevention, water receptacles, food, and sturdy doghouses; provides animals from low-income families with free or low-cost veterinary care, including spay and neuter surgeries; and does much more.

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