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Hugs and Kisses

Written by PETA | October 15, 2010

More happy stories are coming in about the animals who were rescued from life in hell inside Professional Laboratory Research Services (PLRS). Here’s an e-mail from Bill and Sarah Cassani:

“Two weeks ago [we] adopted [Hugs,] one of the beagles rescued from the research laboratory in North Carolina. [We] just wanted to thank you for exposing labs like those and saving so many animals. Our new little family member is a wonderful addition to our home. It’s great to know she has escaped the horrors of that lab and is now in a loving home with lots of attention, space, toys, and treats. She has adapted well in such a short time and is ready to explore so many new things she’s never experienced in her life. She’s learned how to go up and down stairs, play fetch, swim, and she’s already caught on to basic house training. She also gets along great with our other dog, and now they’re play buddies. I just wanted to share that with you all and thank you all for saving those animals.”

Hugs is already fast friends with Bill and Sarah’s other dog, Jezebel, who herself was adopted from the Portsmouth Humane Society.


The unbearable cuteness of being.


Despite her ordeal, Hugs is up for any adventure. On a recent trip to the PETA dog park, she watched other dogs jump into the river and decided to give it a try too!


And there are more updates from the SPCA of Wake County, which sent us this photo of Andromeda (the star kisser in the SPCA’s “animal testing” video) enjoying the handmade catnip toys sent by the PETA staff. 


The SPCA also provided video evidence of how an orange tabby from PLRS got his name, “Perry Como”: 


The happy endings don’t stop there. After seeing a story about the PLRS animals on the news, some of my neighbors went down to the animal shelter to inquire about adopting one of them. All the beagles were already spoken for, but the family spotted another dog they couldn’t resist (I can personally vouch for his cuteness credentials). So in addition to being poster kids for not experimenting on animals, the PLRS dogs and cats are also ambassadors for shelter animals, spreading the message to always adopt, never buy.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Jeannie Holmes says:

    My husband and I adopted Jenny (now Grace). She was rescued from that disgusting lab. Grace is a sweet loving addition to our family. Please tell us what happened to Clementine?

  • Mia says:

    PETA fans and members let us all send polite commets to District Attorney Frank Parrish ( I already send him a letter ). Let all of us help Clementine before it is too late!!!

  • Tammy Leger says:

    To me – this is not an answer If Clementine went home with one of her abusers from the lab then how do we know she be being treated well ? Some one is still hiding something

  • PETA says:

    Thank you for your inquiry about Clementine. We appreciate and share your concern for Clementine’s welfare and safety. As you know, after PETA’s undercover investigation of Professional Laboratory and Research Services, Inc. (PLRS), resulted in the laboratory’s closure, hundreds of animals were released from the facility. We had made arrangements to have one of the shelters we work with closely take custody of Clementine so that she could be reunited with our investigator, who had watched over her for the nine grueling months that she spent at PLRS. Sadly, PLRS employees, probably out of spite, would not release Clementine to any of the shelters who graciously took in animals for placement. When we learned that Clementine was not surrendered to animal-sheltering professionals as planned, we called for an aggressive investigation of her whereabouts by law-enforcement officials. The district attorney’s office claims to have looked into it and tells PETA that Clementine was found, seized, examined, and returned to the person whose home she is in. But the office will not reveal any details and is even refusing to answer basic questions, despite knowing that we and people across the country, like you, are deeply concerned about her. PETA is very disappointed that Clementine has vanished. Our investigator had spent almost a year at PLRS and bonded with Clementine and hundreds of other animals. She did all that she could to make their miserable lives just a little less miserable. PETA had a home lined up for Clementine, and we are deeply disappointed that the district attorney’s office has chosen to conceal information about her from us and from the people who fell in love with her. We’d be perfectly happy to know that Clementine is safe and in a good home, but at this time, the district attorney’s office refuses to tell us anything. Please ask District Attorney Frank Parrish about Clementine’s whereabouts, and ask him when he plans to file criminal charges in this case. Please send polite comments to: District Attorney Frank Parrish 202 East Colonial Ave. Elizabeth City, NC 27909 252-331-4530

  • Mia says:

    This breaks my heart.Clementine suffered so much she deserve all what PETA can offer for her. I pray that she is being treated well by her caretaker. Peta, do you know what is his fax number or e-mail address??

  • Julita says:

    Thank you PETA! You guys are doing such a great job! I will always support you! It bring tears of joy to my eyes……

  • Janet Jamerson says:

    When you buy you are only supporting someones greed for money not for the animals.

  • Denise says:

    I wanted to know about Clementine too.

  • Saba says:

    Love u PETA from Iran, country of Cats :).

    Wish you could help beautiful cats on streets of Iran. they are sssoooo lovely and lonely beauties.

    I have 6 cats (mix) and each has its own story. but a suggestion to any one who is going to adopt a cat, try Orange cats, only a “Garfield” cat show you rrrreeeaaal taste of a lazy cute cat. one of my kitties is orange and his name is “KeiANOOSH”, wich in Persian(Farsi)  means KING ANOOSH.

  • Mia says:

    Anybody knows how is Clementine doing??

  • Carole says:

    I can’t stop listining to Perry Como’s purrs. It is so amazing what horrors these poor creatures endured and how fast they have rebounded. Thanks PETA and VA SPCA for saving these precious babies…this makes my heart sing♥

  • Kim says:

    Good job guys! So nice to see these animals are doing well!

  • Diane says:

    it’s great to get an update, you guys made me cry! thanks! lol 🙂

  • Rebecca Sloan says:

    This makes me cry happy tears, as a Beagle owner and a person staunchly apposed to animal testing, this is a happy vision I can keep in my head, god knows we need them. You wonderful People best wishes from New Zealand I wish we coudl make some head way withthe two Beagle Breeding and testing facility’s over here 🙁 PLease Check out SAFE for any info on New Zealnds fight ..thanks!

  • janine says:

    It is so nice to hear good news from Peta. Too often what they report is just so heartbreaking. Needs to be told but hard to hear. They animals just demonstrate what we all know is how amazing they are. Despite how horribly they have been treated by humans they are more than willing to be open and give us a second chance. Imagine if people could do the same what kind of a world we could be living in.

  • Sonya S says:

    Adorable Beagle and the kitty my God….poor little angel. So So cute they both are. I am OVERJOYED that these precious living beings were saved.

  • ittlemudder says:

    I want to know what happened to Clementine? Hopefully, she is in a loving home!

  • Kristie says:

    This makes everything worth while. I am so happy to see these babies having the kind of lives they deserve.

  • pj56 says:

    That is so wonderful! I enjoyed watching the video of Perry Como, as well. I, myself, have done as much as humanly possible with the feral cats in my neighborhood of Magnolia, New Jersey, i.e., putting out bowls of spring water and food on my porch. At one point, I noticed one of my little feral kittens getting sick, so I began giving her little bits of antibiotic in her food, which meant they all got antibiotic in their food to make sure she got it. She improved and did stay alive, but went blind in 1 eye. She is now 3 years old and still a feral. I did manage to bring in 2 of the feral cats, get them neutered and spayed and their shots. They are now buddies with our adopted dog, Elmo. Thank you for your success stories. They are so good to hear. pj

  • Pernilla Samuelsson says:

    Makes me cry happy tears for once when I read a mail from PETA! How WONDERFUL!!!

  • Renee Legg says:

    This is sooooooooo great to hear Thanks to everyone involved in this, I know God was evident in this, I am so glad these babies got good homes, and out of their hell.

  • Tina says:

    I was curious about Clementine, has she been adopted?

  • Camila Abril says:

    Is fabulous that there’s people who gives those animals a second chance…they deserve it…you guys are great!! I also have some rescued animals and they area the best posible friends in the world 🙂