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Year after year, our pets are disappearing. Dogs and cats alike are taken from homes across America. The statistics are grim. Of up to two million animals stolen each year, only ten percent - or about 200,000 - are ever returned home. What happens to the others is enough to anger any person who cares about animals.
The millions of pets who are stolen and never recovered are typically used in dogfighting, sadist acts, or experimentation. Many of the people involved in buying and selling these animals are licensed by the U.S. Federal Government! Anyone can obtain a Class B license from the USDA and legally be able to sell "random source" animals to research facilities across the country. These "random source" animals come from many sources, but all too often they come right from someone's backyard.
Many of these animals are obtained through "Free to Good Home" ads in the newspaper, preying on unsuspecting pet owners who can no longer care for their companions.
So called "bunchers" acquire these animals for free. By making fraudulent promises of a good home and tender care, these trusting animals are sold by the bunches, usually the same day, to Class B dealers. Their eventual home - research facilities, many of which are funded by tax dollars.
Animals are obtained from neighborhoods, advertisements, auctions. What awaits them at a Class B facility? Dirty cages, rotten food, and eventual torture.
What you can do to protect your pet