Pete The Moose Needs Our Help

Those of you who live on the east coast are probably already familar with Pete the moose.  For those who don’t know the story, Pete was attacked by dogs when he was five days old.  Thanks to the wonderful nursing care of David Lawrence, he survived the ordeal.  Today he is the picture of health.  Unfortunately,  the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife wants him and the other deer and elk that live in his area destroyed.  They claim it is to prevent Chronic Wasting Disease.  As a veterinarian, I find this preposterous.  None of the animals in the vicinity show signs of the disease.    

To see this handsome moose and learn more about him, please check out  I signed a petition asking the Vermont Department of Fish and Game to reconsider their decision.  It has no medical basis.  This Christmas season, I invite you to sign the petition and help in any way you can.  If you live in Vermont and know a legislator or the Governor, please speak up on Pete’s behalf.  Thanks and have a blest holiday!     

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.

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