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Thanks to the help of compassionate supporters like you, PETA fieldworkers are there to help provide dogs with some measure of hope after enduring days and weeks of neglect. I want to share with you just a few of the many recent field reports that so vividly illustrate how your support is making a wonderful difference for dogs around the country who have needed our help.
Our fieldworkers found Goose, a sweet pit bull, lugging a chain around a patch of the rural North Carolina backyard where he spent his lonely days and nights. His only protection from howling winds and driving rains was a dilapidated, weather-worn wooden box that was about to collapse. Within a day of spotting him, we had removed his useless excuse for shelter and provided him with a new PETA doghouse and lightweight tie-out to replace his heavy chain. We now visit him regularly as winter weather begins to close in.
A compassionate person contacted our team after finding an adorable beagle tethered in an overgrown backyard in western Pennsylvania. This handsome dog's protection from the dropping temperatures was nothing more than a bush in the corner of a yard that he called home. Our team quickly contacted local law-enforcement officials about his abysmal conditions, and he was taken to a reputable local animal shelter for adoption.
Dogs who are condemned to spend their lives chained outdoors face many dangers. Deprived of adequate care and shelter, they are left to endure freezing winter nights and broiling summer days alone. Both their need for companionship and their physical health receive little attention. Such was the case for Star, a sad pit bull a PETA fieldworker discovered in a town near PETA's Sam Simon Center in Norfolk, Va. Star's entire world was limited to the few feet surrounding a backyard railing where she had been tied and then ignored. She had been exposed to heartworms and had just given birth to nine puppies in her decrepit plastic carrier. The pups were undoubtedly headed for similar sad lives or even for the dogfighting ring, given the rampant dogfighting problem in the area. Thankfully, our fieldworker was able to convince Star's negligent "guardian" to allow our team to remove her and her litter from that dismal situation.
A call to our Emergency Response Team brought the horrible suffering of this pit bull in Indianapolis to our attention. He had apparently been dragging his paralyzed hind legs through the dirt in his backyard for a year before we finally got the call and were able to work with local law enforcement to have him seized.
In recent weeks alone, PETA caseworkers have helped dozens of other dogs in often desperate need, including Sheba, a husky found wandering in a Texas desert who will soon be adopted into a new home, and a shy German shepherd recently rescued after being discovered with a horrific, debilitating leg wound. In every single case, our team does all it can to ensure that every animal—no matter what the circumstances—receives the compassion and care that he or she deserves and needs.
Thank you for your support of PETA's Cruelty Investigations Department staff as they work tirelessly for animals.
Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, PETA's cruelty caseworkers stand ready to respond to calls about animals in need.By making a generous gift today, you'll be helping PETA offer a lifeline to abused, injured, and neglected animals who have no other hope.
Want to do more to help lonely "backyard dogs" in your area? Please see if your city and county have ordinances against tethering dogs. If they don't, consider working to get one passed.PETA
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