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PETA’s Community Animal Project to the Rescue

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PETA's Community Animal Project to the Rescue by Alisa MullinsEvery day, Emily, Amanda, Christina, Kelly, and Misty of PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) respond to pleas to help abused and neglected animals in impoverished areas of southern Virginia and North Carolina. They’re often a caller’s last hope. Here are just three recent cases to give you an idea of their work:

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By a fluke, PETA’s CAP staffers happened upon Ridge while checking on other neglected, chained dogs in his neighborhood. The elderly dog was suffering from a severe skin condition, multiple tumors, arthritis, and seizures. Winter would have been pure hell for him. His guardian said that she was praying he would just die in his sleep. Ridge would almost certainly have frozen to death if one of his other illnesses didn’t claim him first. Our staff convinced her that it was cruel not to take action, and she agreed to let the poor old fellow be put out of his misery after a wonderful meal and a lot of attention.

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We learned about the plight of this little bunny, Ms. Bunkins, when her guardian called PETA to ask for assistance with neutering her cat (assistance that we readily provided). The bunny was kept confined to a tiny wire cage with another rabbit who was suffering from a severely deformed leg (and who was later euthanized). Neither rabbit had been spayed or neutered—their guardian didn’t even know their sexes! Perhaps most dangerous of all, she was feeding the rabbits cat food.

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PETA supplied Ms. Bunkins with fresh greens, hay, and a larger new enclosure, and we gave her guardian some important information about proper rabbit care. We also scheduled spay surgery.

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Our relationship with Lady goes all the way back to when she was a puppy, chained up with her mother in a backyard. PETA’s CAP staffers managed to get both mother and daughter spayed, and they recently returned to euthanize Lady’s elderly mother after she had a stroke. Soon afterward, Lady’s guardians called to say that they were worried Lady was lonely after the death of her mother. Thrilled that their efforts to educate the family were at last bearing fruit, we encouraged them to bring Lady inside and arranged for her to be bathed, groomed, and treated for fleas. Upon her return, Lady was taken inside the house for likely the very first time in her life.

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    Sharon McCarson says...

    October 29th, 2010, 11:07 pm

    Please I know times right now on every one but please to be chained up for 24 hours a day just breaks my heart. Your pet loves you and would like to be able to see you for just a while each day would put such a smile on his face. Please either be nicer to him or get in touch with the Animal Society. Thank you for reading an GOD bless.

    Vivien Smith says...

    October 30th, 2010, 7:48 am

    You guys provide such an incredibly vital service for animals. If there is a god you will all surely have already earned pride of place at the heavenly table.

    Heather Taylor says...

    October 30th, 2010, 6:48 pm

    God bless PETA and Pam Anderson and all the “gang” that represent PETA!!! PETA’s emails gave me a way “to help speak-up against animal cruelty”. I also use the “power of prayer” asking my God to protect animals from cruelty and thanking Him for blessing us with PETA!!!!

    Romy says...

    October 31st, 2010, 9:03 am

    I trully appreciate your work, clearing the path to the many ignorants whom use, abuse, and neglet our animals whom give tremendous unconditional LOVE, noone absolutelly no one human have the right to this unspeakable dark behavior, keep it up informing, reporting and spaying, neutering and of course adopting with tons of compassion. I have beeen called extremist for being a member of P.E.T.A labels are just that, and I rather be a LOVE extremist than an inhumane parasite.

    Marguerite says...

    November 1st, 2010, 12:04 pm

    THIS IS SOOOO DISTURBING…I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS GOES ON AND CAN’T BELIEVE OUR GOVERNMENT LET’S THIS GO ON….THIS MAKES ME VIOLENTLY ILL….WISH I COULD PUNISH ANYONE WHO DELVES INTO THIS ABUSE!! AN EYE FOR AN EYE IN MY BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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