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Video: Devoted Canine Duo Saved From Freezing Climate Should Not Be Separated


Bonded Pair Present in a Crate Outdoors in 21-Diploma Temperatures Whisked to Security at Norfolk SPCA: PETA Points Pressing Advisory to Convey Canines Inside

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February 2, 2022

Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Scotland Neck, N.C. – Charlie and Diamond had been huddled collectively, shivering and scared exterior with a wind chill of 21 levels, when PETA fieldworkers discovered them locked in a wire crate on a porch in Halifax County (video obtainable right here). Their proprietor refused to carry the “odd couple” besties—a Chihuahua combine and a pit bull combine—inside, regardless of the lethal hazard of the freeze, however gave them to PETA when advised that leaving them exterior is illegitimate and the sheriff must be referred to as. After warming up at PETA’s headquarters, the Sam Simon Heart, the devoted duo had been transferred to the Norfolk SPCA, the place they’re now in the hunt for a loving dwelling—collectively.

“Charlie’s and Diamond’s days of freezing, distress, and concern are gone, and PETA is grateful to the Norfolk SPCA for the chance to search out them a loving indoor dwelling collectively,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “Their story exhibits why we should all preserve our eyes peeled for canine struggling and shivering out within the chilly and name the authorities, or PETA, for assist.”

“Should you’re able to get twice as a lot gratitude and love from this huge and small canine combo, then Charlie and Diamond might be the right match for you,” says Norfolk SPCA Govt Director Kimberly Sherlaw. “We’re trying ahead to discovering them a brand new dwelling the place they will cuddle up for companionship as an alternative of for survival.”

Anybody who sees animals left exterior with out shelter from the weather ought to be aware their location and alert authorities instantly. These animals can undergo from frostbite and publicity, change into dehydrated when water sources ice over, and die. Chilly climate and winter storms result in a number of deaths, accidents, and rescues annually. (And most incidents aren’t even reported.) Whereas serving to animals in northeastern North Carolina, PETA’s fieldworkers encounter numerous canine—largely pit bulls like Diamond, whose quick hair leaves them weak to the chilly—tethered with heavy chains, wherein they will change into entangled and die as a result of they’re unable to achieve meals, water, or shelter.

With extra below-freezing temperatures within the forecast—and numerous canine nonetheless shivering in yards all through the area—PETA is dashing a new 30-second public service announcement starring New England Patriots linebacker Matt Judon to native TV networks. “My canine are a part of my household, and I might by no means go away my household exterior,” he says. “So carry your canine inside and present them the love and respect that they present you.”

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