PETA alleges mistreatment at California canine blood bank


PETA alleges mistreatment at California canine blood bank

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation’s largest canine blood banks are mistreated, but the non-profit that runs the Southern California facility says the retired racing greyhounds are well-cared for and save other dogs’ lives.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent complaints this week to California authorities alleging the 200 greyhounds kept at Hemopet are cooped up nearly all day. The group says dogs shouldn’t be confined to supply blood banks but rather brought in to veterinary offices by pet owners to donate blood.

Hemopet says the greyhounds are well-cared for and get regular walks at its Orange County campus. The nonprofit says the dogs participate in a state-regulated blood donor program for about 10 months and then are placed in adoptive homes.

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PETA alleges mistreatment at California canine blood bank

(3) Comments

  1. Lucy Post

    No dog deserves to be caged 23 hours a day, repeatedly bled, and deprived of veterinary care, as these dogs are. Veterinarians can and should obtain blood for transfusions from dogs who live in homes, are well cared for, and are not stressed by donating.

  2. allisoncares

    This place is monstrous. I cannot believe these animals are being kept is such horrendous conditions and their blood is being stolen from them. No animal should be forced to endure such misery. I feel for these animals lying in such cold, hard cages for 23 hours a day.

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