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Life After the Laboratory: Libby's Story

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Posted July 8, 2011 by peta2 staff

When she first met her rescuer, the emaciated dog crawled on her belly, longing for affection but too terrified to stand up. Known only as the number tattooed on her ear, she was sick with hookworms, tapeworms, and a vaginal infection, and her teeth were rotted.

© Michele Gann

Libby, as she would soon be named, was one of 250 dogs and cats rescued last fall from animal testing hellhole Professional Laboratory and Research Services after it shut down following a PETA investigation. Pharmaceutical companies paid the laboratory to infest dogs and cats with worms, fleas, and ticks and then force-feed them or smear their skin with toxic chemicals in tests for companion-animal products. Our investigator filmed workers as they kicked, threw, and dragged dogs; lifted puppies by their throats; and screamed obscenities in the faces of terrified animals. Four workers at the laboratory were indicted earlier this week on felony cruelty charges.

Despite all that she has been through, Libby has become a happy, playful girl in her loving new home. She wrestles and plays tug-of-war with her two adopted canine siblings, and she loves going out on walks and snuggling under the covers.

© Michele Gann

Dogs like Libby are still suffering in laboratories. You can help by buying only cruelty-free products and letting companies that perform animal tests know why you will not be a customer.

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    1577 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh my god, cried again. These stories always get me…;_;

  • 1921 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WOW ppl need to know how the products they are using are tested and does anyone ever think if they have to be tested on living thimgs maybe we shouldnt be using them either??And we all wonder what causes cancer or looking for a cure….maybe stop throwing tons of random chemicals on and in your body!!! Just saying

  • 1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    she looks like such a sweetie 🙂

  • 1955 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    never buy your animals from petstores….allways rescue..! 😉

  • 1963 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thanks to Libby’s rescuer and forever thank you PETA for never giving up.I’m more than happy that Libby and other dogs living in fear and trauma were rescued.it is so so sad to have cruel people around us.

  • 1967 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Amazing how this dog has trusted her owner now.. Im glad that she could see that there are good people out there. every animal in the shelter deserves this happy ending but sadly none of them do. They are truly good natured.

  • 1967 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It is wonderful to see that Libby got out of the horific life once led.. I could say many things about this and how cruel it is to have any animal in labs, and we all know this.. I’m just very happy that she has found a home and all animals in lab need to be freed from those cruel people who work in labs (because no one who is “humane” works in them).. I am just afraid that no matter what we do, it does not help.. The cruelty of animals is paramount in my life and it should be for all people..

  • 1969 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hope those lab workers rot in hell.

  • 1969 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What do you say to this except how sad. Its just so unnecessary. Thank God for organizations like Peta, The Humane Society, the ASPCA and all the others out there who help these poor little victims. Hooray for Libby may she live out her life in bliss.

  • 1977 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    🙁

  • 1979 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Poor thing 🙁 x

  • 1979 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Way to go PETA!!! That video really upset me (as it should), and I’m glad to see those horrible people be put to justice. 😀

  • 1979 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sad and happy for her. Made me tear up.

  • 1980 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Such a sad but happy story. I am so thankful for people like you in this world! Y ou make life worth living and give me hope! Thank God you are finally free Libby!!xoxoxoxoxoxoxox kisses from all my critters!!

  • 1980 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am so happy she finally got out of there!

  • 1980 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is great I am so glad she found a great loving family!! (:

  • 1980 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is sad. I’m happy that she got out though.
    :’)

  • 1980 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What a cutie!!! It makes me so happy to know that there is hope for lab animals! 🙂

  • 1981 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    awwww! =)

  • 1981 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Luckily Libby got a happy ending, but sadly so many other animals don’t…:(

  • 1981 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    glad libby is now with a loving owner 🙂 its so sad what people do to poor defenceless animals. And even if they strike back they are then put down 🙁 so unfair

  • 1981 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    gald libby is now with a loving owner 🙂 its so sad what people do to poor defenceless animals. And even if they strike back they are then put down 🙁 so unfair

  • 1981 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    :’)

  • 1981 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Poor Girl 🙁
    I am so glad she got out of that mess!!

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