Another Beautiful Story with a very Happy Ending!
Alice Gibbs - 10h ago
A dog seized by authorities following an undercover investigation into illegal breeding operations by animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has found happiness with her first-ever family.
Ruthie the Jack Russell terrier was neglected, repeatedly bred, and had litters taken away from her by a backyard breeder in Michigan. But in a newly released video from PETA, she looks unrecognizable thanks to her new family who adopted her and pledged to protect her.
One of 39 dogs seized by authorities and placed for adoption, Ruthie’s new life is thanks to an undercover investigation by PETA into an unlicensed kennel. During the investigation, the charity found dogs penned outside with no beds or toys. They were exposed to rain and snow leaving them soaked and unable to get warm or dry.
There are an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S., including both licensed and unlicensed facilities. With over two million puppies bred in puppy mills each year, an estimated 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in shelters every year.
After spending so much time without having a single toy or even a name, Ruthie had lots of adjusting to do to get used to a new life. Kenny and Nikki Carney adopted the adorable pup and spent the time helping her to adjust to life indoors.
Fortunately, Ruthie had two new canine companions to show her the ropes. “They pretty much taught her the ins and outs of everything here,” said Kenny Carney.
Now safe in her new home, PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch hopes that the story will make people think twice about where their pets come from.
A picture of Ruthie enjoying life with her newly adopted family. PETA.org© PETA.org