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. 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. Montcalm County has taken a step towards ending its relationship with an animal research facility.

Portuguese City Tries to End Killing of Strays

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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. Under Portuguese legislation, stray and unwanted animals that are kept in municipal kennels, even healthy ones, can be put down after eight days if unclaimed.

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Guest post: Dog Adoption

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This guest post is brought to you by Dog Fence DIY’s staff veterinarian Dr. Susan Wright. Dog Fence DIY has a variety of different pet containment systems to choose from. Dog Fence DIY will help with all the steps of the process. If you’re planning on adding a dog to your family, it’s possible you’ll find your new family member at the local animal shelter or humane society. If cash is tight, choose a smaller dog that is less expensive to maintain.