Federal law regulates the care and use of dogs and cats used in research while they are in the laboratory but does not offer any protection for those animals once the research project ends, other than requiring that when facilities destroy them, they do so by humane euthanasia.
Teddy’s Law provides an opportunity for dogs and cats to be adopted as a pet once their time in the research laboratory has ended. Adopters of former research dogs and cats can attest to the resilience and affection of these animals when given the chance to flourish in a home environment.
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