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December’s Rescue of the Month (Photos)

Sheena was reluctantly surrendered to the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter (NUVAS) by her former guardian, Gayle. When Gayle checked in on Sheena, she learned that the shelter had sold Sheena to the University of Utah for use in experimentation. Gayle immediately called PETA’s emergency hotline and learned that dogs are often mutilated and killed in the University of Utah’s laboratory.

PETA was able to help Gayle save Sheena from being experimented on at the university, and Sheena was placed in a new home with a loving family, where she lives happily today.

A PETA undercover investigation as well as a vigorous campaign led to a victory for all dogs and cats in Utah when the University of Utah announced that it would no longer purchase animals from shelters for use in cruel experiments!

Sheena now enjoys playing in the snow far away from the laboratory. Want to meet more animals saved by PETA? Check out 2013’s “Rescued” calendar!

You can also download images from the calendar to use as your own desktop wallpaper at

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  • Allie Tuesday says:

    I have Sheena up on my wall right now! I have the 2012 Rescued calendar ^-^

  • Friend of Animals says:

    Let this be a lesson to everyone. Go back and check on your companion animals! You never know what ignorant thing someone else has justified doing to them! We are going to have to keep an extra eye on animal “shelters”. What sort of shelter sells you out for torture and murder? I wish there were undercover PeTA people volunteering at every shelter everywhere in the world.

  • Betty says:

    Animals are undeserving to have any abuse, neglect, and/or cruelty done to them; they love us unconditionally and all animals mirror beings of perfection; they deserve to be treated like royalty.

  • Mrs. B says:

    Why do we have to vote and pass bills so something doesn’t have to be tortured in some way in the 1st place?? Animal lover or not, no one deserves to have the right to cause any harm to something that breathes the same air as they do. How far we’ve came with medicine and technology but we cant make toothpaste, cleaners and clothes without an animal being involved. Ive been paid for being tested for medical things, animals don’t have a choice. This is embarrassing we have to get bills passed and post comments. Selfish

  • Michelle says:

    I do hope that the university of Utah and others who are vowing to not get animals from shelters, etc are actually stopping testing on animals altogether and jut not sourcing them from somewhere else. Is that part of the deal? Can this be confirmed by anyone?

  • Sonia A. says:

    Sheena is a beautiful dog!!! I wish one day we will be victorious in our quest to stop all animal experiments

  • Joanne says:

    Good for this woman;she gets two thumbs up. I totally agree that the experiments need to stop on all animals. Animals deserve to live on this planet just like humans and that includes the animals in the oceans.

  • chander kumar soni says:

    so nice of you PETA.

  • emmy g says:

    i agree that no animal should be used for human experiments and products! Mice and rats were bad enough, then they do this? Its terrible.

  • Barbara says:

    Yay!!! finally the cruelty is ending!!!!!

  • marlen arciniega says:

    no animals …should be used for experiment… doesn’t matter where they came from ….they are beautiful creatures anyway ….stop experiments with them