Victory! Dogs and Cats at PLRS to be FREED!

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Posted September 16, 2010 by Ray Harkins

Remember the animals—the dogs, cats, and rabbits at Professional Laboratory and Research Services, Inc. (PLRS)—who were the faces of our recent undercover investigation? An investigation that showed systematic and shocking cruelty—including rabbits being purposely infested with ticks, dogs being hosed down with a mixture of bleach and water, and animals being called “bitch,” “motherfucker,” and “asshole.”

YOU TOOK ACTION and today you have the rare chance to see some of the lives that you helped free from suffering. By the end of this week, at PLRS, there will be empty cages.

Just one week after PETA released the results of our undercover investigation at PLRS which uncovered appalling abuse and neglect of dogs, cats, and rabbits tormented in tests for flea and tick products —and filed a 70-page formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) alleging violations of the Animal Welfare Act—PLRS is shutting its doors for good and surrendering more than 200 dogs and cats left at the facility to animal shelters.

PETA’s investigator documented PLRS employees kicking, throwing, grabbing, dropping, and dragging dogs; roughly grabbing and lifting rabbits by their ears; violently throwing and slamming cats into cages; and viciously cursing at animals. This HUGE victory means that these mistreated animals will now finally get the veterinary care and loving homes they deserve.

Please take another step for animals who are suffering and tell the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter to stop betraying animals and selling them to laboratories!

Thank you for making history!



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  • 1399 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am SO happy about this. I sent a message to that lab asking them to stop these cruel experiments.
    YAHOOO!!!! Thank you PETA!!!

  • 1659 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What has become of Clementine?

  • 1667 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    muchas gracias peta me haceis muy feliz con estas noticias ojala todo el mundo fuera asi i dejaran de una vez a los animaless en pazz yo no se que clase de persona puiede acer eso pero bueno lo bueno es que estan libres!!!

  • 1670 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am so happy that they are free now…GOD BLESS everyone who helped get them free….

  • 1673 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m glad Peta has another victory!!! I’m sure these animals would thank us all if they could!!! It’s just a shame all animals can’t be freed….

  • 1675 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thats wassup joseph im happy too!

  • 1675 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Im so happy that the peta’s r free!!!!

  • 1676 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think this is about the 4th time I have read this :) I just can’t get over the joy of knowing that all these animals are getting a second chance at life :) Thank you, PETA :)

  • 1676 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I dream about one better world and thank yoy that you care for animals.

  • 1676 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I dream about one better world!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1676 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yay! it made me feel great to know the animals will all be released from that awful place:)

  • 1677 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the nightmare is over for those poor animals

  • Kat

    1677 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank God we could save those animals… I’m so glad that my little actions from across the planet can make such a difference.

  • 1677 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m so happpy those animals get a beter life now.

  • 1677 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think I’m starting to feel a little sick, in a sad way. What happened to the dogs eyes?

    WtF

  • 1679 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This made my day(‘: Hopefully all these animals will be put in homes with loving families and have a real chance at life.

  • 1680 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I literally screamed for joy when I read this. Tears came to my eyes and my mom came up to see what was wrong, and although she couldnt understand why I was so happy (because I’m all for the animals, she is ehh who cares type person) she was happy that it made me so happy. :)

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I can’t help crying…

  • 1681 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It says they’re closing their doors, but I hope charges get laid against the company and those employees.

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank you peta

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Victory is sweet :’)

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh and I forgot to say this made my day as well, :-) xxxx

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    A great victory – because it also prompted a very swift closure. I have seen laboratories of this nature before and somehow they have got away with it. It gives me great pleasure to know the numbskulls working in the place are now unemployed. I just hope life serves them up some sweet revenge for what they have done to those poor animals in their so called care. A trades description act is always flawed when it comes to Laboratories using terms like “animals in our care are treated with the highest regard and respect and are cared for by trained professionals” I mean this quote does not relate to this lab – but the laugh was that they had the nerve to call themselves Professional Laboratory and Research Services. Well this is about as good as it ever gets in labs – so glad these animals have a chance of real love and well done and huge respect to the investigator for having the nerve and stamina to stick it out in that hellhole with the scum of the earth working there!!!!

  • Kim

    1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YOU PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS.
    If you can do this to animals i guess you can do this to a new born child? HMMM?
    SICKO’S.

  • 1682 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is awesome for all of those unfortunate animals! Hopefully now they will have a real chance at life and have an opportunity to understand what it is really like to be loved. I hope that they are all adopted by great families. They all deserve it!
    :)

  • 1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thank you. by animals.

  • 1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this truly made my day. my heart can rest a little easier. <3<3<3

  • 1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    One more down, just the world left to go, Good Job everybody.. one day this will be a thing of the past all together <3

  • 1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is Great! Keeping doing the great work PETA! Your saving so many lives! Animals everywhere thank you!

  • 1683 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank God we could save those animals… I’m so glad that my little actions from across the planet can make such a difference.

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is so great it brings tears to my eyes!!!!!! We just need people to step up now and adopt these poor mistreated animals. I will pray that that happens.

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Chander add me on face book lol and do you have a email. We can talk about what we are going to do about these poor animals…… Keep speeking out..

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    So glad that these poor animals have been released from a nightmare. Hope they find loving homes.

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    u r right.
    i m with u.

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PETA is yet again UNDEFEATED! Talk hard people. Peta needs your voice, one cant do it alone. <3

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals belong in houses not cages or kennels. This is pure FBS why should animals have to suffer for our needs. It’s just not right.

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m so happy ! But we must continue the battle for animals ! There many and many thinks to do !
    Sign all petitions, write to politicians, governements, to medias….FOR ALL ANIMALS; RESPECT, FREEDOM AND COMPASION ON EARTH.

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What happened to Clementine after the lab was shut down? Is she okay? I’m hoping all the animals living in those horrible conditions made it out of the lab alive and that they’ll be in loving, happy homes very soon!

  • 1684 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yessss! Go Peta! Go Peta! Amazing victory(:

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank you for this wonderful victory, and the many more to come. It makes me literally ill to see such horrific treatment of animals. What kind of person would be employed by an agency that promotes this? I would rather starve, than make financial gains via cruelty. It is our responsibility to make ethical choices, and when it comes to animals, PETA sets a fantastic example. I proudly support PETA causes, but moreover, am thrilled to consistently see all of the other amazing animal activists on here and the other causes. YOU ALL ROCK!!!!

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YAY ! :) Great Job Peta :)

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    makes me feel proud that my signature was one of them. I hope these poor animals will find kind people to care for them. Well done

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Great job, PETA!!! Keep up the good work, fighting for those without a voice. Thank you.

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    God bless you all and god bless those poor animals, I hope they’d be safe from now on :)))… I’m really relieved to hear this news :))!!

  • Amy

    1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank you PETA for your persistent work to help animals. That bunny and that horrible woman hurting the kitty just made me sick! PLEASE, please watch the owners of this company. I am afraid they will open a similar company somewhere under a different name. What scum. I hope there is a criminal investigation now and these people go to prison.

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I thank God for PETA. At last I don’t feel so alone in the world when I see such things and wonder if anybody cares. Thank you for caring, and even more thank you for doing something. Thank for the the outcome we all hope for but are powerless to effect. Thank you for being the ones. If I could I would take them all but we have been doing rescue all along & want to give our animals a quality life. Again, congratulations!

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is fantastic news..shame about all the animals that were harmed and killed to get here though..lets keepit up x

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THE RABBITS?

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i look forward to the day we can start conducting molecular testing rather than animal testing. it provides more accurate information and doesn’t harm animals that i consider in-humane.

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank goodness! I hope all of these animals can be helped and that they’ll have their own forever loving homes.

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Closed-great! But is anybody being arrested on animal cruelty charges????

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s great. There’s still a long way to go though.

  • 1686 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    what is happening to the rabbits!?~!

  • 1687 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! THATS AWWESOME!!!!! I AM SOO HAPPY AND EXCTIED FOR THESE ANIMALS!!! I WANT TO ADOPT ONE!!! I AM SO HAPPY THIS IS AMAZING THANK YOU PETA!!

  • 1689 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    awwww poor animals!… what on earth would make people even think about doin this ?… yay peta keep it up! x0x

  • 1689 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank you peta the animals couldnt do it without you

  • 1689 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is just unreal how they could do that karma will take care of them

  • 1689 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hope the lab people that worked there have terrible trouble finding jobs

  • 1689 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Awesum Victory! Many more to go :)

  • 1689 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s great news, thanks to peta and everyone one who helped. Just hope they all can find homes that will love and care for them for the rest of there lives they deserve it.

  • 1689 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Those poor animals.. I hope they get good loving homes!

  • 1690 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Woot woot!

  • 1690 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this makes me happy, but sad at same moment as there is so many of other places like this. RESPECT and THANKS PETA!!!

  • 1690 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Apparently, these animals are now looking for homes. If anyone has info on their location, please share.
    FOR ADOPTION INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT CATHY @ ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE:
    cathy@awionline.org
    The animals still in need of placement are:
    Beagles (Female)16
    Beagles (Male)56
    Catahoula (Male)1
    Hound Cross (Female)4
    Hound Cross (Male)1
    Lab/Pit Mix (Male)1
    Basset Beagle Cross (Male)1
    Lab/Jack Rissell Cross (female)1
    Cats 49

  • 1690 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yay!! i feel so proud of myself for sending this cruel PLRS place a email & every one else that helped our cause:D free dogs & cats(((((:

  • 1690 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The bunny is what gets e…What is that stuff on it??
    :/

  • 1690 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THANKS!!! But yes, what will happen to them?

  • 1690 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Still a long way to go….A lot more to do…we should not rest…..wish all peta members good luck

  • 1690 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    About time! WONDERFUL victory for those poor animals
    I hope they are being sent to good homes,shelters

  • 1690 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WOW thanks. I am hoping others do the same

  • Nia

    1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yes! I’m so glad my letter helped make a difference.
    PETA scores again!
    :)

  • 1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank god! I really wanted to beat that lady up the way she was holding the cat in the slideshow! >:(

  • 1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thanks to everybody that did like me and send messages so they would stop. Thanks to you Peta! Victory! 😀

  • 1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hope their employees were charged.

  • 1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is GREAT news! What a huge accomplishment! Thank you Peta!

  • 1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    :)

  • 1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Awesome news.

  • 1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    fantastic, but what will happen to these darling animals
    now

  • 1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Success!

  • 1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Big victory. Thank you :)

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