The highlighted NAVC tag confirms that this dog was deliberately “loaned” to vivisectors
February 5, 2018
Front line activists with Rescue Me Tampa – Shelter Dogs have exposed a disturbing arrangement that this shelter has engaged in for at least the last several years. Director Trebatoski, the person who is paid to oversee the care and placement of abused and neglected animals, is allowing these dogs to go on “field trips” with vivisectors where they will be used for experiments at their annual conference. At this moment, 18 dogs are missing having been sent off at taxpayer expense to be used as teaching tools. In the past, some of these victims have returned to the shelter so hurt and traumatized that they’ve had to be killed — no longer suitable for adoption to a loving home.
In 1987, Hillsborough County Animal Services got in bed with the University of South Florida and passed an ordinance that specifically allows shelter directors to send unclaimed animals into labs to be tortured in their alleged “medical” experimentation labs. Rescue Me Tampa says “this is deliberate cruelty to voiceless animals in our county shelter!!!!!! This is not the first time and dogs came back last year with razor burns, change in behavior, shaved body parts…”
Email the county commissioners to ask why shelter dogs are being used as “experiments” at taxpayer expense and demand this heinous arrangement be terminated now. Make it clear that Director Trebatoski is clearly not concerned about the animals he oversees and needs to be removed from his responsibilities promptly.