APRIL 11 2012
Lilly's eye, part of which had ruptured and was bloody for weeks, had atrophied and shrunk back into her head by the time she finally drew her last breath at Caboodle Ranch, a hoarding hellhole masquerading as a cat-rescue sanctuary. But to the abusive operator there, Lilly was just "the cat with the bad eye."
And he left her to die.
This kind of animal neglect should never happen. But when it does, it must be exposed and stopped.
That is why PETA and the animals we fight for need our Investigations & Rescue Fund. This fund is supported by a dedicated group of PETA members who pledge monthly gifts to help document and expose the horrors that animals endure in run-down so-called "no-kill" outfits, on massive factory farms, in secretive laboratories, and wherever else animal abusers try to hide their cruelty.
And today, you have a special opportunity to make a big difference!
Be one of 1,000 people to join PETA's Investigations & Rescue Fundwith your monthly gift before May 1, and if we meet our goal, a longtime PETA donor has offered $100,000 to support this lifesaving work! RELIE, if you have ever considered deepening your commitment to stopping the abuse of animals like Lilly, now is the time.
With your regular monthly support, PETA's undercover investigators will go deep inside the sites of some of the worst cruelty to animals imaginable. Investigations like the one through which we discovered Lilly can take months to complete and cost up to $60,000 each. But they invariably lead to groundbreaking results that blow the lid off the worst cases of cruelty and abuse—and save many animals' lives.
A PETA investigator spent months documenting the shocking treatment of cats and kittens at Caboodle Ranch. The investigator exposed nearly 700 cats left amid others' remains or in moldy trailers and ammonia-filled sheds … revealed kittens who were struggling to breathe through mucus-clogged noses … and, most challenging, documented Lilly's plight. PETA's investigator begged and pleaded with the "sanctuary" operator to take Lilly to a veterinarian and to allow her to adopt Lilly. But he refused. Evidently, his idea of medical care was to rub the badly infected eyes of seriously ill cats with toxic Clorox wipes!
Thanks to PETA's investigation, Caboodle Ranch was effectively shut down, its founder is facing criminal charges of cruelty to animals, and hundreds of suffering cats and kittens have now finally found some semblance of safety. But this investigation—and the rescue of these cats—would not have happened without support of Investigations & Rescue Fund members. I urge you to join this vital group by pledging your monthly support right now.
Just indicate the amount that you want to pledge—regardless of size—and PETA's member-services team will take care of the rest. There's no hassle, no monthly paperwork, and no problem if you ever need to change your donation at any time.
And if you help us reach our goal of adding 1,000 new Investigations & Rescue Fund members during the month of April, an anonymous supporter will give PETA an astonishing $100,000 to support our undercover investigations and rescue efforts—bringing even more hope to suffering animals.
The Investigations & Rescue Fund is one of the best ways that you can help PETA expose abuse, end cruelty, and give hope to animals like Lilly. Please join now!
Thank you for your commitment to animals.