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A Heron, an Opossum, Dogs—All Helped by PETA in June 2020

Even during the pandemic, countless animals need PETA’s help every day. But with summer comes dangerously high temperatures and breeding season for wildlife, putting many animals in harm’s way. PETA’s field team was busy in June 2020, as always—aiding wildlife, delivering lifesaving doghouses, spaying and neutering, providing suffering animals with a peaceful end, and much more.

Just like us, animals want to live free from agony, loneliness, and neglect. They need and deserve safety and the comfort of family. It’s often the case that the only loving touch some ever receive is provided by PETA—along with food and clean water.

Here are some real-life stories from our field team about their work for animals just last month:

No matter the time of year, PETA performs vital spay/neuter surgeries to help combat overpopulation.

Spaying and neutering makes a big difference: Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce 370,000 kittens!

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Lucky

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Tiger

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Pipe

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Ginger

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Semilla

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Rue

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Orange Peel

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Hey Hey

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Beautiful

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Spaz was also treated for a ruptured anal gland, and Nylah was treated for severe flea infestation.

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Nylah

PETA Spay/Neuter Program

Storm and Minni

We rescued these animals from terrible neglect and abuse.

No one deserves to spend life trapped on a chain or inside a cramped pen. PETA’s field team took in numerous neglected animals this month who are now ready for their shot at a loving home. Some have already found a new family.

PETA Helps Animals

Tammy Before and After

PETA Helps Animals

Princess

PETA Helps Animals

When we rescued Styx, she was suffering with a badly injured leg. Now she has a new home with the family who was fostering her—they decided that they couldn’t bear to part with her!

PETA Helps Animals

Kizzy Before and After

PETA Helps Animals

Jerry was surrendered to us by someone who was unable to care for him properly. We contacted someone who’d previously adopted a bearded dragon rescued by PETA, and she took him into her home.

PETA Helps Animals

Rolo and Bolo

Neglected Animals

By chance, we came across this lethargic, sickly puppy wandering alone outside. His owners surrendered him, and we rushed him to our friends at the Norfolk NSPCA, who were ready to provide him with the care that he needed.

Neglected dog

When we discovered this lost senior beagle, he had a bone sticking out of his leg. We rushed him to a nearby clinic to be stabilized during his stray hold.

Neglected Dog

Windsor Beagle

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Once an “outdoor cat,” Diana now has her own “catio” to enjoy in the yard of her new loving family in Florida.

PETA Helps Animals

Rainbow

Dogs forced to spend every minute of every day and night outside in deadly summer heat need—at a minimum—water and proper shelter at all times.

It’s often the case that dogs we visit have only dilapidated pieces of trash or nothing at all to protect them from the elements.

PETA Doghouse Program

Kelford

PETA Doghouse Program

Our fieldworkers got Max neutered, doubled the size of his pen, and gave him a new PETA doghouse.

PETA helped end the constant pain and agony of animals who were barely holding on.

For suffering animals on the brink of death, euthanasia is a desperately needed kindness. Almost daily, we find animals suffering from deadly diseases like heartworm or horrendous infections and debilitating tumors. In other cases, elderly guardians without the means to get end-of-life care for their animals come to us for help. We are there for them in those emotionally overwhelming times.

CAP Euthanasia

We came to the aid of this chained, emaciated pit bull with heartworm who was struggling even to get up and out of his doghouse.

CAP Euthanasia

Rich Square Kittens

CAP Euthanasia

Note from China’s Guardian

CAP Euthanasia

Lenny

CAP Euthanasia

Note from Titan’s Guardian

CAP Euthanasia

Feral Kittens

CAP Euthanasia

Chloe

CAP Euthanasia

Note from Wendell’s Guardian

CAP Euthanasia

Opposum

CAP Euthanasia

Note from Shadow’s Guardian

CAP Euthanasia

Note from Izrah’s Guardian

CAP Euthanasia

Izrah

CAP Euthanasia

Note from Chloe’s Guardian

CAP Euthanasia

Patches

CAP Euthanasia

We rushed this kitten to a veterinary clinic for emergency euthanasia after she got her legs caught in a car engine, causing one to break and the other to be degloved. We also helped the family get the remaining four cats in their care sterilized.

CAP Euthanasia

Sheba

PETA never turns away an animal in need of love and care.

PETA Helps Animals

We came to the aid of this orphaned black-crowned night-heron and rushed him to a local rehabilitator for expert care.

PETA Helps Animals

Fallen on hard times, Buck’s guardian showed up at the PETA building requesting help for her adored, neutered pit bull. We helped the dog and his grateful guardian by providing free food and long-term flea prevention, and we also gave Buck’s ears a good cleaning.

You, Too, Can Make a Difference for Animals

When you see animal abuse, please, always try to stop it or at least report it. Remember: Adopt, don’t shop—and have your animal companions spayed or neutered. You could also volunteer at your local animal shelter or rescue center and ask local government officials how you can help get laws passed that would require animal care standards and ban tethering, breeding, and the selling of animals in pet shops.


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