Meet Chance and Scout, Two Dogs Sold for Experimentation

Published by PETA.

UPDATE: The University of Utah has announced that it no longer will purchase animals from North Utah Valley Animal Shelter or any other shelter for experiments!

Remember the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter (NUVAS)? You know, the only animal shelter in Utah that still betrays dogs and cats by selling them to the University of Utah for invasive, painful, and deadly experiments? PETA recently obtained photos of nearly 50 dogs whom NUVAS had sold for experiments, and here are two of them:


dog Chance


dog Scout


These sweet dogs, who were probably once someone’s companions, may have ended up like other dogs who were recently purchased from NUVAS: killed and dissected after having holes cut into their necks and chests and pacemakers implanted in their hearts in order to induce an irregular heartbeat.

How many more animals like Chance and Scout will NUVAS betray? Perhaps none—if we all share these dogs’ photos online and call for an end to NUVAS’ shameful practice of selling animals for experiments—and get our Facebook friends and Twitter tweeps to do the same.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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