It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Actually, it was the worst of times, followed by the best of times for two dogs who were recently helped by PETA.
One of PETA’s Community Animal Project fieldworkers was able to gain custody of this adorable poodle, who had been chained 24 hours a day for at least two years to a dilapidated doghouse in muddy, junk-strewn rural North Carolina yard:
Prince was a filthy, matted mess when we found him, but he cleaned up nicely after our fieldworker bathed and groomed him. Luckily, Prince is small and young and doesn’t shed, so after just a couple of days, PETA was able to find him a loving home with a family who had first called when PETA evacuated dogs during the Gulf oil spill. Here’s Prince (post-neutering!) modeling a handsome new sweater:
A West Virginia resident was at her wits’ end when she called PETA about a dog who had been chained in a neighbor’s yard for a year. The dog was so ignored and neglected that his owners hadn’t even named him.
PETA convinced the local sheriff to enforce cruelty-to-animals laws that require that animals at the very least be provided with adequate shelter. Rather than face charges, the dog’s owners agreed to turn this sweet dog over.
Forty-eight hours later, the dog had been neutered, placed in a home, and, last but not least, named. This happy guy now answers to “Cal.”
Here’s to Prince and Cal and their loving new homes!