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Redemption for Rocky

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Redemption for Rocky by Guest BloggerUnderfed and tied to a shed 24/7, Rocky wasn’t really living—just existing. Rocky was only a puppy, yet his owner never let him inside the home and allegedly beat him in an effort to try to turn him into a better “guard dog”. After witnessing the abuse that Rocky was forced to endure, a concerned area resident set to work trying to find help for the adorable and resilient dog.

After placing phone call after phone call to various agencies and animal shelters in the area to no avail, the resident finally turned to PETA. We immediately coordinated with folks at the local SCPA, who persisted in Rocky’s behalf and eventually convinced his owner to surrender him into the shelter’s care.

Now, a few weeks later, we are delighted to see this picture of a blissful, thriving, recently adopted Rocky.

The story of the dog who is left outside to languish is one that our cruelty caseworkers hear all too often. Dogs are highly social and loyal companions. They crave lots of love, attention, and exercise, and they always want to be around their human family. Staking them out in lonely yards as cheap “alarm systems” is nothing short of a cruel betrayal of an animal’s unlimited love and devotion to his or her guardian—it is simply not the way things are meant to be.

If you know people who aren’t doing right by their dog, please talk to them and educate them about the animal’s many needs. Offer to walk their dog. Bring toys! Show them how to do things right. And please, never let mistreated animals endure abuse or neglect. Always speak up and file a report with local law enforcement officials. Without you, these animals would have no voice.

This post, written by Logan Scherer, originally appeared in The PETA Files.

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    LeeAnn says...

    November 20th, 2009, 10:19 pm

    I am so glad that Rocky had a happy ending. It’s great that a human neighbor was so persistent in seeing him rescued from this terrible situation.

    Monica says...

    November 21st, 2009, 12:30 pm

    Hello,
    Do we have any PETA contacts in Ontario, Canada?

    also I had emailed before about the plight od the Ibizan hounds on the Isle of Ibiza, is this something that you are looking into? I was horrified to find out how these poor dogs are treated?
    Monica

    Tucker says...

    November 22nd, 2009, 12:59 pm

    YEAH ROCKY!!!!!!
    I AM SOO HAPPY HE IS SAFE AND SOUND, WARM AND BEING WELL TAKEN CARE OF!!!!!!
    I REALLY WISH PEOPLE WOULD SPEAK UP FOR ANIMALS AND HELP THEM WHEN NEEDED!!!!!!
    IT IS OUR BUSINESS WHEN THE ANIMALS ARE BEING MISTREATED,BEATEN LEFT OUT IN THE COLD AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT GOES ON!!!!!!

    WE THE PEOPLE ARE THERE VOICES, SUPPORT AND HELP!!!!!!!!!!!SPEAK UP AND HELP THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tucker

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