Yesterday, Shakira Croce of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) gave an exclusive interview to Education Examiner concerning an update on an unusual case of animal neglect, one with a humane ending.
While responding to a call in Chesapeake, Virginia, a PETA fieldworker spotted a lone goose confined to a small, muddy pen with nothing but a little tub of filthy water to bathe in. An elderly woman had been trying to care for Butchy Boy, but he was more than she could manage.
“She leaped at the opportunity to give him a better life,” reported Croce.
Butchy Boy, a goose who once languished alone in a small, filthy pen in a Chesapeake, VA backyard, now has a happy new home at an animal sanctuary, courtesy of PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) .
Croce sent Examiner a press release and a video.
CAP brings doghouses, bedding, veterinary care and love to suffering dogs, cats, and many other animals in the US Southeast.
The elderly woman who had been unable to care for him gave the CAP custody of him and—after stopping off at PETA’s Sam Simon Building to give the goose a gentle shower and a fresh salad—took him to his lush new home, where he enjoys pools and a creek to swim in, fresh corn and other vegetables, and even a new goose “girlfriend” who follows him everywhere.
Other rescues at the PETA sanctuary include Sherlock the pig, Pippi and Barb the pot-bellied pigs, and chickens, Amanda and Little Daphna.
View “before and after” photos of Butchy Boy, and video footage of his rescue.
VIDEO: PETA places once-neglected goose in a perfect new home
“Butchy Boy finally has room to roam, fresh food to eat, clean water to splash in, and the companionship of other geese,” reported PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch.
“We urge anyone who spots possible cases of neglect—such as Butchy Boy’s former conditions—to call PETA or the local authorities immediately. You can help a once-miserable animal get a whole new lease on life.”
The video of Butchy Boy’s rescue also shows off some of the many other ways that CAP improves the lives of animals in states such as Virginia and North Carolina.
Staff members routinely go into impoverished neighborhoods to provide neglected animals—many of whom have never known a kind word or touch—with food, clean water, doghouses, bedding, and affection.
CAP also offers discounted or even free veterinary care—especially spaying and neutering, the most effective way to prevent more unwanted animals from being born—and transports animals for veterinary care, loosens collars that have grown too tight, and supplies tangle-free running lines for chained dogs in jurisdictions where tethering is still legal.
CAP staffers also counsel animal guardians on proper care, such as always allowing companion animals to live inside the house with their families. CAP can be reached at (757) 962-8370.
“We urge anyone who spots possible cases of neglect—such as Butchy Boy’s former conditions—to call PETA or the local authorities immediately.”
‘You can help a once-miserable animal get a whole new lease on life.’
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