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Since my last update, PETA has responded to almost 1,300 calls and e-mails about dogs, cats, and other animals in need of our help, many of whom were victims of neglect and abuse. The cases below represent just a fraction of those that our dedicated team has tackled in recent weeks, thanks to the support of caring people like you.
Every month, our fieldworkers help arrange for the transport of dozens of animals from guardians who are unable or unwilling to take their animals to PETA's mobile clinics to take advantage of the no- to low-cost spay and neuter services offered. Tyson, a goofy and lovable pit bull from rural North Carolina, is one of the many dogs who won't be contributing to the animal-overpopulation crisis, thanks to this important work.
A caller contacted PETA after discovering a dazed bird who had been injured and left bloody. We helped ensure that this beauty was taken to safety and put into the hands of a nearby wildlife expert.
In early November, a PETA fieldworker spotted a terrified homeless pit bull on the streets of a city near PETA's Sam Simon Center in Norfolk, Va. A collar was deeply embedded in his neck, leaving a horrific, festering wound that he had endured for weeks, if not months. But this frightened and long-neglected dog did all that he could to avoid human contact, and it took our fieldworker nearly 48 hours of effort—including spending time under the floor of an abandoned house—to trap the dog and get him the veterinary care that he desperately needed. Sadly, after examining him, a veterinarian determined that the longstanding neglect had taken its toll on the dog, so he was released from his suffering.
A college student contacted us after realizing that she was unable to care for Sage, a Scottish terrier with a sweet disposition. When our fieldworkers picked up the dog, they discovered that she was severely emaciated and missing large patches of fur. A veterinary examination revealed that she was suffering from urine scald and the worst flea infestation that the vet had ever seen. Sage is now recovering and up for adoption, and our team is working to secure cruelty charges against the former guardian of this loving pup.
Thank you for your compassion for all animals this holiday season and your support of the vital work of PETA's Cruelty Investigations Department.
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, and neglected animals who have no other hope.
Providing a lifetime home for any animal is a serious commitment. Be sure to share PETA's factsheet with anyone you may know who is considering bringing an animal into his or her home.PETA
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