Dogs chained or confined to a pen outside without shelter suffer terribly during the sweltering heat and raging storms of summer, particularly in rural areas where people say “dogs are meant to live outside” and laws to address cruelty are not enforced.
As temperatures climb across this summer, dogs without adequate shelter are at risk of dehydration and heatstroke, which can cause a terrifying, painful death. Many dogs depend on PETA’s “Angels for Animals” doghouse program to find them and then to give them the shelter and attention that they need in extreme weather.
By becoming an “Angels for Animals” sponsor today, you’ll be providing a sturdy new doghouse to a “backyard dog” struggling to survive long days outside without shelter from the blazing sun (and the winter winds). The doghouses are made to last and will provide shelter for years to come.
You can choose to purchase a doghouse in full or partially. Please help a “backyard dog” this summer by giving today…whatever you can afford. http://bit.ly/1k6jvil
On behalf of the dogs, thank you and woof!
Photograph courtesy of Arztsamui (“Poor Animal”), freedigitalphotos.net
Two gift ideas for people in your life who love animals and want to make an impact.
Bring Comfort to a Cold Dog
Dogs left outside without protection suffer terribly during the winter.
You can change the life of a chained dog who doesn’t have shelter from winter weather. Become an “Angel for Animals” sponsor, or contribute whatever amount you wish, and a sturdy doghouse will be delivered by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to a “backyard dog” to help her/her survive frigid weather.
Each sturdy doghouse has an entrance covered by a flap to keep the interior dry. For many of these lonely animals this will be the first real shelter that they’d ever had. http://bit.ly/17Xxsfp
Bring a Soldier’s Rescued Dog Home from Iraq or Afghanistan
“My best friend, Iram, is alive and here at my side because of you. SPCA International sent their Operation Baghdad Pups (OBP) rescue team to Iraq to save the puppy my soldiers rescued one day from a burning, abandoned car. Iram was my comfort, my strength, my joy during my third long and lonely 15 month deployment in Iraq. He saved me – and SPCA International made it possible for me to save him.”
Sergeant Major David Dantzler, USA Ret
“U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan befriend local animals as a way to help cope with the emotional hardships they endure every day while deployed in a war zone. The Operation Baghdad Pups program provides veterinary care and coordinates complicated logistics and transportation requirements in order to reunite these beloved pets with their service men and women back in the U.S. These important animals not only help our heroes in the war zone, but they also help them readjust to life back home after combat.”
Please consider a gift/donation to SPCA International – Operation Baghdad Pups http://bit.ly/17XIWPZ
Photos and illustrations from PETA and SPCA International