For Immediate Release:
November 21, 2016
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
When PETA’s fieldworkers rescued Ariel, she had deformed legs, weighed half what she should, and was being attacked by two other dogs while running loose in a North Carolina trailer park. And when they rescued Andie, she was tied to a chain that weighed more than she did and whimpering in the hope of getting a scrap of affection. She was also suffering from a painful, highly contagious form of mange.
Both little dogs were given much-needed veterinary care and adopted into permanent, loving homes—and now, two new PETA videos show their dramatic transformation: Ariel’s legs have healed, and she loves to frolic with her new canine brother and sister, swim in the pool, and go for long walks—while Andie takes her favorite plush alligator toy with her everywhere she goes.
When most people hear about chained and neglected dogs, they think about large ones tied up or forgotten in the backyard—but as Ariel’s and Andie’s stories show, small dogs need our help, too.