‘Cats’ and ‘Canines’ to Maintain Die-In at Native VCA Over Ties to Blood Financial institution Caught Warehousing, Bleeding Sick Animals

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March 25, 2024

Sara Groves 202-483-7382

Palm Springs, Calif. – A pack of PETA supporters carrying cat and canine masks will descend on VCA Desert Animal Hospital and concurrently drop “useless” on its doorstep on Wednesday to induce the corporate—which obtained blood from The Veterinarians’ Blood Financial institution (TVBB)—to implement a coverage in opposition to acquiring blood from animals held captive at blood banks. The motion comes after a PETA undercover investigation uncovered that TVBB is confining greater than 900 canine and cats to barren cages and severely crowded pens for all times and routinely drawing their blood—together with from animals who’re aged, emaciated, sick, and denied ample veterinary care.

The place:    VCA Desert Animal Hospital, 4299 E. Ramon Rd. (on the intersection with Calle Santa Cruz), Palm Springs

 When:    Wednesday, March 27, 12 midday

dog in kennel

Credit score: PETA

“Almost 1,000 canine and cats are being held captive by this depressing prison-like warehouse, the place employees bleed them time and again and deny them any semblance of consolation or high quality of life,” says PETA Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA is looking on VCA Animal Hospitals to decide to acquiring blood solely from wholesome canine and cats who stay in loving properties and are responsibly volunteered for periodic blood donations by their guardians.”

An Indiana State Board of Animal Well being inspection of TVBB confirmed lots of PETA’s findings, with state veterinarian Dr. Jodi Lovejoy noting that animals held there have been being bled extra steadily and at ages far older than business requirements dictate—together with senior animals as outdated as 11. She discovered canine saved in rusty, barren kennels with out bedding or stable surfaces in addition to ones with hair loss, pores and skin tags, and obvious stress sores, probably from being pressured to lie on onerous kennel flooring with none bedding for years.

PetVet Care Facilities—a nationwide community of veterinary hospitals—dropped TVBB as a provider following PETA’s investigation. Up to now, over 50,000 PETA supporters have urged VCA’s dad or mum firm, Mars Inc., to implement a coverage in opposition to acquiring blood from captive animals.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals are usually not ours to abuse in any method”—factors out that Each Animal Is Somebody and affords free Empathy Kits for individuals who want a lesson in kindness.

For extra data, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on X, Fb, or Instagram.





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