This Sweet Dog Lived in a Trash Can

Date: 2015-07-27 08:55

From: “Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA” <>

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For a dog named Chosen, “home” was an actual trash can.

A PETA fieldworker discovered this lonely black dog chained to a large plastic garbage bin some time shortly after she had given birth to a litter of puppies, all of whom had died. The overturned can didn’t give her any shade from the scorching summer sun unless she huddled inside the hot plastic, and it did nothing to keep her dry when summer storms soaked her to the bone and turned her small barren patch of dirt into a muddy waste-filled pit.

Chosen and the puppies she lost are just one heartrending example of the extreme neglect and suffering that countless “backyard dogs” endure. PETA’s “Angels for Animals” program is often the only hope for these desperate animals, and we urgently need your support today in order to ensure that we can reach as many of them as possible throughout the summer with life-changing assistance.

Please, PEOPLES BARK NEWS READER, help us deliver doghouses to more dogs in need by giving to PETA’s “Angels for Animals” program right now.

Make a gift:

Since 1998, “Angels for Animals” sponsors have delivered more than 6,000 doghouses to dogs in need-and their impact on the lives of these dogs is instantaneous.

Take Chosen, for example. As soon as we removed the trashcan-and replaced the chain that bound her to it with a long, tangle-free tie-out-she began excitedly exploring her new PETA-built doghouse. Chosen now has some relief from today’s record-breaking summer heat (because each doghouse has an overhang for shade) as well as from the chilly winter weather to come, and she reveled in the affection and the toy that she received from PETA’s fieldworker. Thanks to supporters like you, we also arranged for her to receive a life-changing spay surgery in order to prevent her from giving birth to more unwanted puppies.

Chosen’s future looks far less bleak now that our “Angels for Animals” sponsors have come through for her – but countless other dogs are in grave danger right now because of the soaring temperatures and sudden thunderstorms throughout the summer months. We don’t want them to have to wait any longer for our help.

Become an “Angels for Animals” sponsor right now and help change a dog’s life forever. Every dollar you give will immediately be put to work helping dogs forced to live through the scorching heat and violent storms of summer.

Make a gift:

Like you, we know that no dog ever deserves to be chained or penned outside without shelter. Our fieldworkers do everything possible to persuade owners (we would call them “guardians,” but their actions don’t merit such a description) to let vulnerable animals like Chosen live indoors, especially when they face deadly weather and temperatures in the triple digits-and can only pant to lower their body temperature. But if we can’t persuade or compel owners, our “Angels for Animals” sponsors make sure that these dogs get some urgent relief.

Thank you for your compassion and for your commitment to helping all animals.

Kind regards,

Ingrid E. Newkirk


PETA, 501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510 USA.


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