10 Reasons to Smile Today

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Posted August 1, 2013 by Whitney Calk

We seriously can’t stop bragging about PETA’s Cruelty Investigations Department. In the past week alone, our team of animal-savin’ heroes has handled more than 470 e-mails and 115 phone calls about abused, injured, and neglected animals. I mean, seriously. You thought you were busy.

Below is just a teensy look at some of the animals our caseworkers helped last week (WARNING: graphic image below):

Tiny was living out in a field with absolutely no protection from the hot summer sun until PETA provided her with a doghouse, which has an overhang for shade.

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Mitzy’s old doghouse had a dirt floor and a leaky roof, which wasn’t much help during summer thunderstorms or cold winters. This cutie is now all smiles with her custom-built PETA doghouse. (Oh, and we also arranged to have her spayed at our mobile clinic!)

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Rock (left) and Goldie (right) were confined to minuscule muddy pens that reeked of their accumulated waste. Rock and Goldie were tormented by the flies that were attracted to their feces. After numerous visits and phone calls to authorities, Rock and Goldie’s owners, and the rental property owner, the neglected pit bulls’ owners finally opted to surrender them. PETA fieldworkers picked up the dogs and transferred them to a local humane society.

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Last week, PETA transported nine animals whose guardians did not have a way to get them to and from our spay-and-neuter clinics. Among those transported were Tadpole …

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… and Brownie.

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After we were informed that the owner of this cutie pie no longer wanted him (the dog was chained up outside day in and day out), one of our caseworkers contacted the owner and convinced him to take the dog to the local shelter, where he currently awaits adoption and a loving forever home.

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A peta2 Warped Tour crew member spotted this injured pigeon, who had been trampled by concert attendees. She gathered the bird up and kept her safe until she could be transported to animal control.

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After this feral cat was hideously injured by a gopher bite, a PETA staffer trapped the animal and arranged for a peaceful end to the cat’s suffering.

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This pony is lying down because she cannot walk as a result of grotesquely overgrown hooves.

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We contacted local law enforcement, and the pony’s owner was ordered to call a veterinarian and a farrier to trim the pony’s hooves. Under pressure from PETA, local citizens, and law enforcement, the pony’s owner surrendered the animal. PETA is urging the district attorney to press cruelty charges.

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After we were alerted to pigeons who were being left to languish in this cruel trap set on a homeowner’s roof, we alerted the local animal control agency, which issued a warning. The trap was removed soon after. #winning

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A woman found this tiny, featherless nestling near her rain gutter. We referred her to an emergency veterinarian, who was able to keep the baby bird warm and hydrated until a wildlife rehabilitator who works with the hospital could pick up the bird.

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Many of our victories are possible only because people like YOU spoke up for an animal in need.

If you ever find an animal who’s in danger (injured, ill, abused, stray, etc.), SPEAK UP!

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    This is beautiful and wonderful! I’m so happy these animals are in better places now spread the love and keep saving<2

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    613 days ago

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    Thank you for rescuing these animals. We certainly need more people like you.

  • Profile photo of america115

    645 days ago

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    These photos bring me down but what brings me back up is the rescuers!!!

  • Profile photo of alexblue

    662 days ago

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    Cheers for the rescuers! :)

  • Profile photo of hakred

    667 days ago

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    Sad.. happy, sad, happy. I’m glad these animals were able to be helped. :)

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