Grateful to PETA for all their help

Published 11:57 am Saturday, April 13, 2013

To the Editor:

As I write this, my dog, Penelope, is lying by my feet. She has one less leg than she did before, but she’s doing just fine. If it weren’t for PETA, she wouldn’t be here at all.

Penelope was hit by a car about a month ago and injured her right front leg. My mom and I took her to a veterinarian who gave us some medication, and we tried to keep her leg wrapped, but Penelope couldn’t use the leg at all and it soon became covered in bleeding sores because she had to drag it around. We knew we had to have it amputated, but there was no way we could afford it, since my mom is a single mom and neither of us makes much money. Our only other option was to put her to sleep.

Finally, I called PETA to see if they could help. They agreed to do the amputation in their mobile clinic and worked with us to make the cost manageable—about a tenth of what I had been told by the vet it would cost me. They saved my Penelope’s life and helped us when no one else would. I am forever grateful to PETA for all they have done.

Jayke Fiske