PETA is braving the heat and hardship for animals this summer

PETA is braving the heat and hardship for animals this summer

With papers And Temperatures are dropping in the Mid-Atlantic region, and it’s official: fall is in full swing! This means PETA staff and volunteers are now helping dogs like Mouth prepare for the cold nights and stormy days ahead, making sure they have food, water and shelter that protects them from the elements.

Here’s what our field workers accomplished during the extremely hot months of July, August and September.

PETA’s spay/neuter clinic has taken companion animals off the streets

SweetPea with guardian

Our veterinarians are spayed in our mobile spay/neuter clinic 2,618 Companion animals, incl Sweetened peas And Messiwho were among 193 PETA’s Community Animal Project field workers are transported free of charge to and from free spay/neuter appointments. We also amputated the deformed limb luckyHis tail was neutered at no cost to his guardian, who was unable to afford the treatment. He is recovering well at home with his grateful family.

A person holds a small dog next to the PETA mobile clinic bus.

In cooperation with the local animal control department in the countryside Gloucester CountyOur veterinary staff sterilized 64 animals in one day – at no or very low cost to their guardians.

Informing our local community and helping those far away

A smiling little boy holding a book called "GG is an American street dog".

Through us Parks wrote In the program, we continued to distribute children’s books with animal-friendly themes to children we met in the field and at our spay/neuter clinics.

We have partnered with Humane Society of Puerto Rico To host a spay/neuter event for underserved communities near San Juan, spaying and vaccinating nearly 200 animals in just two days. We also distributed hundreds of coloring books, posters and other educational materials.

A PETA veterinary surgeon in the operating room, performing surgery on an anesthetized dog.

Beta found animal houses

We have moved 136 Companion animals from our shelter partners are up for adoption.

Dog standing in grassy field with PETA plywood dog house in back.

A PETA worker in the passenger seat of a car, drenched by rain, drying off and cradling a puppy with a towel.

We got to give up the chained dog child And a little puppy Price They were removed from separate possessions and transferred to the Chesapeake Humane Society, where they were quickly adopted.

PETA staff insured the abandonment of the puppies Mississippi And Sheba And take them to the Norfolk SPCA for a chance at adoption. We also got custody unicorn And take him to the Virginia Beach SPCA for a chance at adoption.

PETA often subsidizes the cost of veterinary care when we transport animals to our partner shelters.

We’ve helped people keep and care for their animal companions

A PETA worker hugs a pitbull in front of a fence.

one of 613 The requests for assistance we received were for Daisy, who suffered extensive open injuries as a result of being hit by a car. She had already been spayed, but staff at our mobile clinics treated her for free. We are still visiting her and will continue to provide wound care at home while she recovers. This summer, we helped hundreds of families like hers keep their animal companions.

A person sits on a sandy lawn in a large grassy area with a dog excitedly placing his hand on his shoulder.  They both look at the viewer and smile.We have helped protect “outside dogs” such as Sandy– They were chained or restricted outdoors 24/7 – escaping record temperatures by ensuring they had access to shade and fresh water. We also made sure they had shelter, food and treatment for parasites, and replaced short, heavy chains with lightweight 15-foot leads.

This summer we delivered insulated dog kennels specially designed for 31 The dogs are kept outdoors day and night in all extreme weather conditions.

After we sterilized Bella– which were kept outside with a three-sided structure that provided little, if any, protection from the elements – we fitted her with a custom-made wooden dog kennel.

PETA helped end their suffering

When the health of the elderly cat socks Her condition deteriorated, she lost her sight, and stopped taking care of herself, so her guardian brought her to a PETA shelter to receive free end-of-life services. She was among 173 The animals we euthanized this season at no cost to families who cannot afford this vital human service. Their parents filled out postcards asking their state legislators to protect our ability to provide end-of-life relief. this summer, 683 Many of our constituent families have sent postcards to their elected officials in support of our services, including compassionate euthanasia.

Little dog on a blanket.

We introduced a large dog Ladi With free end-of-life assistance, at her family’s request after she became blind, deaf, and unable to move.

Among the animals we euthanized were 373 Cats roaming freely Suffering from conditions that include a severed tail, severed tail, maggot-infested wounds, necrotic wounds, infected and ruptured eyeballs, emaciation, advanced upper respiratory infections, stomatitis, leukopenia, immunodeficiency, infections, internal and external parasites, ringworm, and weakness. Vision and traumatic injuries, bone fractures, dermatitis, ataxia, inability to move, paralysis, suspected poisoning, and significant neurological symptoms that may indicate rabies infection.

A dog lying on concrete, a human hand caressing his head.  The concrete under the dog is wet.

At the request of his family, we provided him with a peaceful exit DakotaA large dog is in severe pain and has become unable to move and has urinary incontinence. He was among 843 Animals we euthanized this summer.

Adopt from our shelter

This quarter, PETA found homes for One penny, Abbott And Costello, HelenAnd cheerfulamong many others.

Helps Ending animal homelessness In your community!

Spaying or neutering companion animals prevents pregnancy. It’s the best thing you can do to help address the staggering homelessness of animals, and measures are available for free or at a reduced cost in many places.

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