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Watchdogs Wanted

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nc080510mc17Last week, PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) received a call for help from an indigent man whom we had already provided with a doghouse and spay surgery for his own dog. The man had tried, without success, to nurse back to health two sickly dogs whom he had found by the side of the road (they had likely been abandoned). A CAP fieldworker rushed out to check on the animals and found that they were horribly emaciated (with protruding hips and spines), lethargic, dehydrated, and covered with hundreds of ticks. We attempted to give both dogs a good meal, but one dog was too weak and sick to even eat so we loaded both dogs into a cool, air-conditioned vehicle and gave them a comfortable bed.

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When these dogs were brought back to PETA headquarters, both were found to be severely anemic and the male could barely hold himself up without assistance. Their horrible health problems were probably the reason why they were abandoned in the first place.

PETA wouldn’t have known about these dogs if the man who found them hadn’t called, and local authorities might not know about animals in distress in our own neighborhoods unless we inform them. So, for the love of dogs, let’s be watchdogs for animals in our community and alert police and animal control officials the minute we know or suspect that an animal is suffering.

This post was originally published on The PETA Files

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    Emma says...

    August 15th, 2010, 3:33 am

    Thank God there are people out their who seem to give a damn about animals and not just themselves! x

    MARCIA says...

    August 20th, 2010, 4:29 pm

    GOD BLESS PETA

    Andi says...

    August 20th, 2010, 4:33 pm

    What a precious face! That breaks my heart…but I’m grateful someone out there cared enough to get them help

    Tucker says...

    August 20th, 2010, 8:34 pm

    THEY ARE SAFE NOW, AND GETTING THE LOVE,ATTENTION FOOD WATER
    AND COMFORTS THEY SOO DESERVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GOD BLESS THE MAN WHO REPORTED IT, PETA AND MOST OF ALL THE 2 DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kathy Staly says...

    August 20th, 2010, 11:39 pm

    Oh, that black & white face is SO beautiful, dear and vulnerable.

    Barb says...

    August 21st, 2010, 11:32 am

    PETA is blessing, it is so disturbing that local agencies are uncaring, unresponsive to calls made to report abuse or neglect, or emergency hotlines lead to voicemails, not humans whose job it is to take immediate action. I’m so grateful for every person who cares, does their best personally, will pick up the phone to make a wrong become a right, as did this gentleman. I would only include that it is not only dogs that caring humans need to watch out for, but for cats as well. TY PETA, for all that you do, enough one voices coming together and networking is crucial to protect the innocents, dogs and cats.

    Ruth says...

    August 22nd, 2010, 8:22 am

    When Adam was created, God surrounded him with animals and call it “very good”.

    It is very sad to see that these two poor dog’s had to go though.

    How can someone call themself’s human and then do something so horrible like this.

    ANIMALS ARE FOR CARING AND FOR LOVING THEM.
    God holds us accountable for how we treat animals.

    All who do evil to GOD’S creation May god grant him or her no more no less what they deserve.

    Caddie Hart says...

    August 23rd, 2010, 2:54 am

    @Ruth – I love your Bible verse! So very true :)
    Thank you PETA

    Tanya says...

    August 23rd, 2010, 9:29 am

    This is so very sad, my heart is heavy. These 2 are the lucky ones, how many more are in need of rescue? Im very sad : (

    Bernie says...

    August 26th, 2010, 3:12 am

    Please keep us all updated on these dogs’ progress. I just can’t believe they will survive as horribly starved & ill as they look now. Surely people must have seen them & their deteriorating condition long believe now. God bless that Good Samaritan and all the good people trying to save them now!

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