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Q: I need to know if there are shelters out there that will sell animals to research centers?

February 22, 2009 | By Amanda E. | 22 answers | Expired: 1962 days ago

Amanda E.

I am asking again . I'm not sure if the first time I sent the question went through. This is very disturbing to me.

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Onlybadowners
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Mar 03, 2009

Montcalm County, Michigan has a deal with a Class B dealer (someone who handles euthanization for the county and in exchange gets first choice of any of the dogs they want to sell to research facilities). Don't lose your dog in Montcalm County.

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Sally R.
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Feb 27, 2009

I doubt the SPCA or a Humane Society would do this because they champion for animal rights. Maybe city pounds do. It's a terrible thought.

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Austin P.
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Feb 27, 2009

I'm 99.9% sure that an SPCA or humane society would NOT sell live animals for research (even if the research facility wanted them). However, I have seen cats' (that were already being euthanized) cadavers get sold to schools for biology dissections. . .not a pleasant thought, but if the money helps save other animals it may be the lesser of 2 evils.

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Becky  C.
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Feb 25, 2009

Depends on what kind of shelter it is; the City Shelter here kills 30,000 dogs per year, I'm sure they would.

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Tiff
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Feb 25, 2009

I truly hope not! None that I have heard of do.

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Diana  M.
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Feb 25, 2009

Very upsetting I hope not, that's not what shelters are for, I know our shelter does not.

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Edie Jo N.
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Feb 25, 2009

I hope not. I know ours doesn't.

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Katiemack28
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Feb 24, 2009

Yes, some high kill shelters will. i have heard of it happening many times.

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Pat B.
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Feb 24, 2009

I have only heard news reports of one shelter selling animals for research --that was a shelter in Montreal, Canada. If the news article was correct the manager of the shelter lost his job after this shocking scandal was exposed by the media.

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kathy m.
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Feb 23, 2009

absolutely NOT and i would love to hear if there are any so they could be dealt with

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