The streets of India are often not a welcoming home for the millions of stray dogs and cats that struggle to survive. Without the watchful and caring eye, disease, starvation, vehicle accidents, and abuse can claim the lives of innocent animals every day. The situation was especially dire for Hershey, a 4-month old puppy with third-degree acid burns on her back. Brutally abused as well as attacked by other dogs, Hershey’s prospects weren’t looking good.
Fortunately, Ingrid Newkirk, President of PETA, found the puppy on her recent trip to Mumbai to visit PETA India. She took the dog in her arms to the PETA India office and a veterinarian was able to treat her wounds. Despite her pain, the little pup was strong in her recovery, never losing her charm and positive attitude.