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Homeless Dogs and Cats Being Sold to Labs: HELP!

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Posted November 10, 2011 by Rachelle Owen

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Did you know that every year, countless homeless dogs and cats end up being sold into the animal testing industry?

That’s right—as if abandoned, lost, or stolen animals don’t have it hard enough living on the streets or in animal shelters, they sometimes end up on laboratory tables to be used in disease experiments, chemical tests, and more.

Across the United States each year, a small handful of Class B animal dealers—also known as “random source” dealers—acquire dogs and cats who may have been stolen from yards, picked up on the streets, taken from animal shelters, or obtained fraudulently from well-intentioned people who place “free to a good home” ads.

These dealers turn around and sell thousands of these dogs and cats—many of whom were once someone’s best friend—to laboratories.

Take action NOW! Click here to send a message to your U.S. senators and representatives asking them to support the Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011 (H.R. 2256), which would prohibit Class B dealers from selling animals to laboratories.

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    1037 days ago

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    Just sent some lady in the newspaper a warning since she was advertising “free to a good home” for two littermates :( Hope she replies

  • 1270 days ago

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    Would you do this to a child?

  • 1306 days ago

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    what they are doing is totally wrong stop the cruelty of animals.

  • 1332 days ago

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    what sick people!!!!!

  • 1334 days ago

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    this makes me want to cry, to think someone surrendered their best friend for whatever reason then they get sent to be experimented on or disected.. I had a cat go missing recently and to think that someone stole him or caught him and sent him to one of hese places.. ugh.. it kills me.

  • 1335 days ago

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    thats so sad! i sent an email

  • 1335 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’ve got my email sent! Hopefully senator kirk will not allow this to go on.

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