Shelter Strays Used as Lab Animals

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I thought it was an urban myth that animal shelters would actually turn over unwanted animals to laboratories for research, but apparently not. Montcalm County has taken a step towards ending its relationship with an animal research facility. The county has a contract with R&R Research in Howard City to euthanize the county's unwanted animals. In return, the company can use some of the unwanted dogs for animal research.

Economic Troubles in Portugal Lead to More Abandoned Animals

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Adding to the problem is the fact that Lisbon's municipal kennel is not collecting stray animals and is currently closed for refurbishment work but has no date for reopening, Lisbon's urban environment councillor, José Sá Fernandes told Expresso newspaper this week. animal abandonment economics portugalFrom the Portugal News Online.sad stuff.

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Portuguese City Tries to End Killing of Strays

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Portugal is NOT known for its kindness to animals so this is a significant development for a Portuguese city. This weekend Lagos Town Hall executives are expected to sign a landmark protocol drawn up in collaboration with animal protection association Cadela Carlota, in which it is decreed that the two organisations will endeavour to put a stop to the extermination of healthy unwanted and stray animals being held in the municipal kennel.

Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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While many animal shelters already struggle on a day-to-day basis to care for the millions of unwanted animals that are dropped at their door, the numbers have grown to an almost unmanageable degree over the last few years. The culprit for this surge in animal homelessness is a testimonial to these trying times: human homelessness. So what does this mean for animal shelters that are already overflowing? Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People.