Winter Weather Prompts PETA Giveaway: Free Straw for Dogs Left Outside

For Immediate Release:
February 7, 2023

Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Windsor, N.C. – As overnight temperatures are expected to drop into the 30s this weekend—placing animals kept chained or penned outdoors in danger of suffering or even dying—PETA will host a straw giveaway on Saturday to coincide with Good Shepherd Food Pantry of Bertie County’s distribution day. Residents can pick up one free bag of insulating straw bedding per dog or call PETA’s Community Animal Project at 1-800-566-9768 to make delivery arrangements if they’re unable to attend.

When:    Saturday, February 11, 8–10 a.m.

Where:    YMCA parking lot, 1102 N. King St., Windsor

“Any dog left outdoors in the winter is sure to feel freezing, miserable, and desperate,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “Although the best way to keep dogs warm and safe is by keeping them indoors as family, PETA is offering these dogs a small measure of protection to make the bitter cold more bearable.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any other way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

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