How Does PETA’s Investigations & Rescue Fund Help Save Animals?
PETA’s undercover investigations are one of the most important parts of our work. We rely on them to uncover horrific cruelty, and then we use the footage and information we find to expose—and ultimately stop—the abuse.
These investigations can be lifesaving. In late 2021, we released a groundbreaking exposé of Envigo, a dog-breeding facility in Virginia where thousands of beagles endured abusive, prison-like conditions. Months after the findings of our investigation were released, that hellhole shut down and nearly 4,000 beagles—all bred for experimentation or kept to produce more puppies for sale to laboratories—were released for adoption. We know that we can stop this kind of misery—but the first step in doing so is to expose it!
Over the course of the investigation, PETA found more than 360 puppies dead in cages with their mothers and littermates.
Months after PETA’s groundbreaking exposé, Envigo’s dog-breeding hellhole shut down and all the surviving beagles were released for adoption.
Why Should You Contribute Monthly to the Investigations & Rescue Fund?
Your monthly gift to this vital fund powers the work of PETA investigators, researchers, and cruelty caseworkers, helping to ensure that they’ll always have the resources they need for their critically important work for animals. The reliable support you provide is crucial when planning future investigations and for our response to animal emergencies.
It’s easy to become a monthly donor to the Investigations & Rescue Fund: Simply make a donation using the form above. If you change your mind or aren’t able to commit to a monthly gift in the future, rest assured that you can amend or cancel your monthly contribution at any time.
PETA entities have more than 9 million members and supporters globally, and PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world.
In the last year alone, the support of committed donors helped us achieve the following:
We are a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation funded almost exclusively by the contributions of individual donors like you. Your gift is an investment in our work, which is why we strive to use our funds in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible. In 2020, over 82% of our operating expenses went directly to our programs fighting animal exploitation.