PETA Rescue Abandoned Puppy Left in Own Filth

An offensive smell emanating from an apartment had neighbours complaining to the building manager. The management company made several attempts to contact the residents of the apartment, banging on the door, and sending letters, but there was no response. After several days, the manager entered the apartment in an attempt to find the source of the smell.

He was greeted with a young puppy cowering in her own filth. She had been tied to a radiator with a short piece of rope. She was left with no food or water and no means of escape. Apart from the puppy, the apartment was completely empty. The tenants had moved out, but left the poor pup behind.

The manager immediately called PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.) They quickly arrived at the scene, and took the puppy into care. PETA say that she is less than five months old, and that she was very thin and dehydrated when they found her.

A spokesperson said “The puppy was in good health, apart from the dehydration and weight loss. She has now been adopted into a loving home, where she is a part of the family, and will never be left on her own again.”

At her new home, the puppy also has another dog to play with, so she has a complete, loving family unit.

PETA, along with law enforcement, are conducting an investigation into the abandonment of the pup.

Note: The information in this story was reported on PETA’s own blog, as written by Jeff Mackey, without the details we might want to know when reading it at an independent publication; like where the dog was originally living, where it is now, or when the rescue occurred.  Is PETA promoting their organization by reporting a case where they helped an animal? Yes. Are they still widely controversial and fighting the popular perception that they are not committed to saving lives? Yes. Is it at least beneficial for the dog involved that this one case was helped. Well, yes.

We neither endorse nor condemn the group here but are as aware as anyone of the controversies surrounding their philosopy and actions.


  1. Monica W. says on  08/03/2012 at 1:23 pm

    I am surprised that PETA did not turn the dog loose on the street. Just sayin’….

  2. SSB Pack says on  08/03/2012 at 1:46 pm

    My concern now is with PETA’s inexplicable MASS euthanasia policy, what will come of this poor puppy. PETA does not relinquish rescues once they confiscate them, instantly giving them a death sentence, so I am worried about he future of this poor pup who has done nothing wrong and doesn’t deserve this fate.

    Now who is going to rescue the pup from PETA!

    • Anonymous says on  08/04/2012 at 2:25 pm

      If you had bothered to read the whole story before commenting on it, you would have seen that this pup has already been adopted into a good home! And also that PETA is working with the police and animal control doing an investigation into finding the person who left the dog there, and prosecuting them for neglect and cruelty. If you really want to know the truth about why PETA euthanizes some animals, read about it on their own website.

      • Ruth H. says on  08/04/2012 at 2:51 pm

        They “say” it was adopted to a loving family, but where? Who? When? PETA most likely had the pup euthanized. NEVER, EVER call PETA to rescue an animal. They kill more animals than any other organization world wide. And that is the truth! PETA is not here to help animals, they only care about getting donations to pocket for themselves. They are as bad as grey2k organization who claim that they’re here to help greyhounds, when in fact they never help greyhounds, ever. PETA sucks!

  3. Jackie says on  08/03/2012 at 2:20 pm

    Could someone explain to me what the use of this PETA is if it euthanize’s the dogs it rescues, are they just legal murderers?

    • Melissa says on  08/03/2012 at 3:02 pm


      • Jackie says on  08/03/2012 at 3:08 pm

        That makes this news report even sadder. Why is this PETA place operating, is it Government run?

        • No, it’s not government-run. It’s a private non-profit organization, an animal rights (NOT animal welfare) group, dedicated to ending the existence of domestic animals and creating a world where there is no contact between humans and animals. Animals, you see, are to be “enjoyed at a distance.”

          They have very talented PR, and also, they’ve never been positively caught doing anything illegal. The animals they kill have been legally surrendered to them, and are their property, for instance. As long as they kill them “humanely,” they are not breaking the law. Their public protests and demonstrations are attention-getting, but don’t violate any laws that would bring significant consequences. Etc.

          It’s really only over the last decade that significant numbers of the general public, rather than just the animal welfare world, have begun to realize what they’re really up to.

          • SSB Pack says on  08/03/2012 at 10:12 pm

            …..and the really sad part is the hundreds of unsuspecting people who are duped into thinking they are doing good, so they donate MILLIONS to them!

            They have more money than any other non profit organization. Yet, do they do good with the donated millions to help homeless animals? NO! Instead they spend the money on media campaigns while euthanizing any animal they get possession of because their philosophy is that all animals are better off dead rather than be in the care of a human, even those that are loved and receive excellent care.

            What PETA, under the management of Ingrid Newkirk, is really doing:


  4. Anonymous says on  08/03/2012 at 2:31 pm

    Somehow I have doubts that PETA adopted this pup into a new home and the puppy is living a wonderful life.

  5. beth says on  08/03/2012 at 4:53 pm

    As I said before…I don’t trust PETA as far as they say that this poor baby got into a loving family. They say one thing to the public but than turn around and do the opposite of what they say. I wonder if it is government run and what is the purpose of the operation if they are doing the opposite of saving lives of animals!!!Its a shame and it should be stopped but not another voices will speak out against the organization to shut it down. We need to have our voices heard for actions to take place…

  6. Paper says on  08/03/2012 at 7:13 pm

    When I read PETA and saw the pitbull puppy I was already thinking they euthanized her. PETA is against pits and they murder all pits they see. So for me it’s hard to believe that they rescued this puppy. I really hope that they did that and that the puppy has a better life. If they really rescued this dog they would want to put her picture up in her new house, but there’s no happy ending picture.

  7. Karen Saucedo says on  08/03/2012 at 7:34 pm

    I am a member of PETA and I don’t trust them where pit bulls are concerned. PETA gets into hairy situations where investigation and legal action are necessary….labs, factory farms….they HAVE done good work and handled worthy causes. HOWEVER, I contacted them not long ago about a group of pit bulls in need and they stated to me over the phone from their Virginia headquarters that pit bulls are too often adopted and put right back to work in the dog fighting trade so they do NOT rescue them. If they took the dogs, they WOULD euthanize them. I was appalled. I haven’t sent them a cent since and am on the fence as to how I’ll proceed. This puppy is at least part pit bull. I worry for her.

    • Dog_Mom says on  08/04/2012 at 11:13 am

      On the fence about PETA? With all the evidence around you that shows they’re a destructive and dishonest group, how can you be on the fence? They’ve told you they discriminate by breed and will euthanize a good dog simply because it’s a pit. What kind of humane organization does that?! Please. Get off the fence and volunteer your precious time to a group in your area that actually works FOR the benefit of the animals.

  8. Anna says on  08/04/2012 at 12:10 pm

    What Karen Saucedo shared about PETA’s myopia and destructiveness still shocks me, I don’t know why. Are they stuck in the 80s or something – tell them to show us the hard evidence that adopted pit bulls are put back into dogfighting. If they would open their eyes and put their vast resources into partnering with responsible rescues, maybe they could save more animals than they kill – or in the case of pitties, refuse to help.

    Ingrid Newkirk thinks she’s Joan of Arc or something – this slavish devotion to an impossible political agenda, regardless of all the innocent animals that die in the meantime, is something I could never support. They’ve turned into nothing but a Hollywood stunt machine.

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