Every week, PETA’s Cruelty Investigations Department receives hundreds of calls and e-mails (nearly 4,000 this year so far!) nationwide from people who are desperate for help with an animal emergency. From backyard dogs to injured wildlife, PETA never turns its back on an animal in need, and our cruelty caseworkers and emergency response team work around the clock (sometimes literally!) to help the animals who need it the most.

Check out just a few of the animals PETA helped in the last week alone:

Passion (Enfield, North Carolina)

A dog helped by PETA's Community Animal Project

PETA’s Community Animal Project replaced Passion’s old doghouse—which was a worthless heap of wood and metal—with a free PETA doghouse. Our field workers also replaced Passion’s extremely heavy chain with a lightweight tie out.

Coco (Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina)

Coco, a dog spayed by PETA's mobile SNIP clinic©Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
We transported this cutie pie to and from her free spay appointment at one of PETA’s mobile spay-and-neuter clinics.

Seal Pups (Huntington Beach, California)

Seal pups saved by PETA's Cruelty Investigations Department

Activists found these sea lions—both starving and one suffering from respiratory issues—on the beach. With our help, both pups have been rescued and are being rehabilitated.

Olivia (Norfolk, Virginia)

Olivia, a cat rescued by PETA's Community Animal Project

Poor Olivia was a 5-pound skeleton with fur when a man found her wandering near PETA’s Sam Simon Center. But with round-the-clock care and lots of love, she’s making a speedy recovery and has been adopted by a PETA staffer.

Stray Puppy (Los Angeles, California)

A dog saved by PETA's Cruelty Investigations Department

Within 48 hours, we were able to help find this stray puppy and get him captured and safely transported to safety.

Coco (Union City, New Jersey)

Coco, a dog rescued with the help of PETA's Cruelty Investigations Department

After pressuring her owners, we were able to get Coco, who was being perpetually crated in filth at an auto mechanic’s home, surrendered and adopted into a new forever home.

Although these kinds of stories rarely make headlines, PETA’s Cruelty Investigations Department helps thousands of animals like these every single year.

If you know of an animal in an emergency situation—injured, ill, abused, stray, etc.—speak up! Your help could mean the difference between life and death for an animal in need. Please take the time to learn: