Woman Rescues Dog From Testing Facility

Though testing on animals for products like cosmetics is generally frowned upon the United States, there are still laboratories throughout the country that use them for testing. For a woman named Julie Germany, she knows this all too well: she was a volunteer in one such lab. It was there that she met a young coonhound that was bred and born for the sole purpose of being a test subject. The dog resided in a government funded laboratory in Washington, D.C. It is in that facility that doctors use dogs to practice surgical techniques. But Julie was determined to make sure these dogs knew they were loved.

Julie Germany//Facebook

Julie spent her lunch hour each day visiting the lab to interact with the dogs there. She would take them from their cages on walks and shower them with the love and attention they needed. Of all the dogs in the laboratory, the coonhound named Violet stood out from the pack. She looked so sad in the lab and did not want to get back in her cage when play time was over. It was then that Julie made a promise to Violet: she promised her that she would get her out of there. Dogs in that particular facility apparently either were adopted or euthanized.

Julie Germany//Facebook

So, a few months later Julie got a call that Violet was no longer needed at the lab. This was her chance; Julie went over to the lab and fulfilled her promise to Violet and got her out of the facility. Although it has taken some time for Violet to adjust to life on the outside, she is slowly coming out of her shell and even making friends with her new brother: a cat named Bart. Violet still battles strong anxiety, but has made huge leaps in her time with Julie and it’s all up from here for her!

Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • 101 Dogs Rescued from Large Animal Hoarding Situation

    For Debbie Hill, who is the vice president of operations for the Humane Society of Missouri (also known as HSMO) she has never seen anything like it. The animal neglect and hoarding happening in a local home was almost overwhelming. There were one hundred and one dogs and some cats...

    Read More
  • Dog Abandoned at Store with Note on Collar

    While it may be hard to believe or accept, there are hundreds of dogs that are abandoned by their owners every year. Through no fault of their own, these pets are left on their own or given to a shelter because they are no longer wanted. This however is cruelty to animals and should not...

    Read More
  • Woman Finds Newborn Puppy Tied to Train Tracks

    When a woman was outdoors for a photoshoot, the last thing she was expecting to find was a puppy. But find a puppy she did! It began with a crying sound that seemed to be coming from nearby train tracks. She initially thought it might be an injured cat, so she went to get a...

    Read More
  • Shar-Pei Rescued from Frozen Water by Firefighters

    Like many other breeds with short coats, Shar-Peis are really not equipped to withstand cold temperatures or the winter months outdoors. However, that did not keep a Shar-Pei named Lilly from venturing away from home and finding herself in quite the precarious situation. On a cold winter’s...

    Read More
  • Man Asks Vet to Euthanize “Stupid” Dog

    Figgy the dog has had quite the life so far. At 18 years old, he’s been around for a long time in dog years. However, he recently faced a major change in his life when he was surrendered to a veterinarian by his former owners. The owners decided they did not want the dog anymore,...

    Read More
  • Dog Rescued from Africa Travels the World

    As any dog owner can agree, dogs are a very important member of the family. They are a central part of who we are and how we live our lives. For a woman named Sara Ortin Leon, this is very true. She says adopting a sweet dog named...

    Read More
  • Dog Abandoned at Gas Station Now Works There

    For a dog named Negão, life as a gas station employee is a wonderful change from his earlier life. It is clear to all who enter the facility that he truly enjoys his life now, but things certainly did not start out that way for him. His story begins just two years ago, when a...

    Read More
  • Why Your Dog Scratches Its Bed

    As humans, a routine is a critical part of our lives. In particular, a bedtime routine is quite typical for each of us. As it turns out, our dogs also have a routine that you might have noticed if you are a dog owner: they scratch at their beds with their front paws before lying...

    Read More