This morning comes word that in 2008 PETA killed 95.8 percent of the dogs, cats and other pets put into its care last year. In fact, during all of 2008, PETA found adoptive homes for just seven pets out of 2,216 animals taken in. To be clear, the animals that were put down where not sick and injured animals: they were animals that PETA simply did not try to get adopted despite an annual operating budget of $32 million. You will not find PETA's shelter in Norfolk, Virginia on Pet Finder, nor are there any visiting hours. Posters are not placed on coffee shop bulletin boards, nor do they work with Pet Smart or anyone else to find homes for dogs and cats relenquished to them. Instead, PETA injects killing solutions into almost all the animals handed over to the them, and then it contracts with a waste disposal company to have several tons of animals a month trucked away, out of sight and out of mind. Why? Simple: they believe a dog in a shelter is better dead than kenneled for even a few days, and they oppose pet ownership entirely. They prefer the animals dead than in the hands of loving owners, and they cannot be bothered to take time away from media-whoring to do the grunt work involved of actually helping real animals in need.
Of 584 dogs surrendered to PETA's "shelter" last year, 555 were killed by PETA and only 4 were adopted out. Another 21 dogs were transferred to the Virginia Beach SPCA, and 15 dogs were still "on hand" with PETA as of December 31, 2008. Of 1,589 cats surreneder to PETA's "shelter" last year, 1,569 were killed by PETA and only 3 were adopted out. Another 13 cats were transferred to the Virginia Beach SPCA, and 2 cats were still "on hand" with PETA as of December 31, 2009