Congress, SPCA Urge VA to Adopt Out Lab Dogs

Posted by Justin Goodman
04 October 2017 | Newsworthy


Following a WCW exposé documenting that the Cleveland Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center experimented on and killed dogs it told reporters it “adopted out,” the VA is being urged to create a formal policy allowing dogs to be adopted out from its laboratories.

In a letter to VA Secretary Shulkin last week, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Dave Brat (R-VA), Brian Mast (R-FL) and Dina Titus (D-NV) inquired about existing policies and procedures for releasing dogs from the VA’s experimentation facilities and encouraged Shulkin to adopt out healthy dogs to veterans. Read the full letter here.

Now, WRIC is reporting that the Richmond SPCA is urging the Richmond VA Medical Center–home to the VA’s most painful dog laboratory–to release its dogs to the rescue group.

Take a moment to write your Congress members and urge them to support the bipartisan PUPPERS Act to end taxpayer funding for the most painful dog experiments at the VA.

Blog Comments

The moral thing to do, the right thing to do is to cease all animal testing and put the wasted money on programs that have a proven record of helping our veterans, such as partnering with shelters to train service animals to assist veterans with PTSD. Letting those poor innocent and scarred creatures be adopted is the LEAST they can do!

Please stop this let the dogs have life or or what’s left of there little lives. We can find homes.

It’s time you let these animals go and stop testing animals we can find homes for them for the life that they have left in them this is all over the United States and you need to do the right thing. And one of the right things is to help your bedroom I have lost limbs and your minds in fighting wars

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