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Q: I am curious.

February 22, 2009 | By Amanda E. | 7 answers | Expired: 2055 days ago

Amanda E.

I have heard that there are certain shelters that will actually sell animals to research centers! I am very disturbed by this and hope that this is false!! I do know that there are things that go on "on the low". I do hope someone who volunteers at shelters (or anyone who knows) will shed some light on this.

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m s.
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Feb 27, 2009

How appalling and unconscionable -- it seems to me you are looking for the truth. I would visit reputable animal organization websites to find this out -- PETA would probably be a good start; maybe the ASPCA might know.

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Linda
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Feb 24, 2009

You may be thinking of dog pounds that are are supported by taxes. I can't see a not for profit shelter getting a dime using this practice.

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Atarr
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Feb 23, 2009

The shelter I work with doesn't do that and I can't see how any would if they are non-for-profit. the donors, etc would be outraged as well as the general public

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Meg S.
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Feb 23, 2009

I would find that very hard to believe that a shelter would stay in business if it was doing that. The public & donors would not allow it and it is just not ethical.

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Heather B.
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Feb 23, 2009

Oh my gosh no...I wouldn't be associated with them if they did! But I know that's something they would never even consider.

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Marnie B.
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Feb 23, 2009

We certainly do not nor will we ever! However, I think there are states that have "pound seizure" which is a state mandate. It's worth looking into.

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Kate S.
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Feb 22, 2009

YOW!! Dear God, I hope not. I would imagine that if they were doing something that atrocious, they wouldn't admit it to anyone. I have heard that research labs do a lot of work on beagles tho. (something to do with their easy nature amoung a few other reasons) I would hope that if someone truly suspected this, they would report the shelter to the police/village hall

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