6 dogs rescued from laboratory in Mexico arrive in Round Rock


SAN ANTONIO.SYDNEY: HALF A DOZEN DOGS RESCUED FROM A LABORATORY IN MEXICO HAVE NOW BEEN WELCOMED TO TEXAS. A GROUP CALLED THE RESCUE & FREEDOM PROJECT BROUGHT THE ANIMALS TO ANOTHER FACILITY IN ROUND ROCK TO HELP GET THEM NEW HOMES AND MUCH-NEEDED CARE. KXAN’S WILL DUPREE FOUND OUT THESE DOGS SERVED AS TEST SUBJECTS AT THE LAB. MARTIN PALMER “THIS ONE IS PAPI…” A NEW LIFE IS BEGINNING…MARTIN PALMER “RIGHT HERE WE’VE GOT EL JEFE” FOR THE DOGS SURROUNDING MARTIN PALMER. MARTIN PALMER “WELL I MEAN THESE ANIMALS DON’T HAVE A VOICE. WE’RE THEIR VOICE FOR THEM” THE DOGS WERE PLUCKED FROM A POUND IN MEXICO THAT HAD SOLD THEM TO A LAB FOR TESTING. MARTIN PALMER “THEY NEVER ASKED TO BE SOLD TO A LABORATORY. THEY WEREN’T ASKED TO BE SURRENDERED TO A POUND… THERE’S NO REASON FOR TESTING IN THIS DAY AND AGE” PALMER VOLUNTEERS FOR THE RESCUE & FREEDOM PROJECT. THE GROUP ALSO JUST SAVED FIVE RABBITS AND SIX GUINEA PIGS FROM LABS IN MEXICO. THE RABBITS ARE CURRENTLY BEING KEPT IN SAN ANTONIO, WHILE THE GUINEA PIGS HAVE BEEN SENT TO CALIFORNIA. THIS DOG, THOUGH, IS GOING TO HOUSTON TO BE FOSTERED BY CHRISTI RAWLS. CHRISTI RAWLS / FOSTERING DOG “JUST TO BE ABLE TO OPEN MY HEART AND HOME FEELS SPECIAL. THESE GUYS DESERVE IT. THEY’VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT ” SOME OF THE DOGS WILL REMAIN IN ROUND ROCK AND WORK WITH TRAINERS AT SHADY ACRES PET RANCH.TOM WITTKOWER / OWNER, SHADY ACRES PET RANCH “TO BE INVOLVED IN HELPING TAKE DOGS OUT OF A SITUATION LIKE THIS AND THEN BE ABLE TO HELP THEM FIND A FOSTER AND THEN EVENTUALLY A FOREVER HOME, IT FEELS GOOD TO MAKE THAT KIND OF IMPACT” BEFORE ANY OF THESE LUCKY DOGS HEAD TO NEW HOMES, THEY’RE ALL CHECKED OUT BY VETS. THE RESCUE WANTS FAMILIES TO KEEP IN MIND THAT TESTING MAY HAVE HAD EFFECTS ON THE ANIMALS. MARTIN PALMER”IF YOU HAVE PATIENCE AND COMPASSION, THESE DOGS ARE FOR YOU”NEWS. SYDNEY: WE ASKED THE RESCUE GROUP WHAT KIND OF HEALTH PROBLEMS THEY’VE SEEN IN THE PAST WITH ANIMALS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO LAB TESTING. SPECIFICALLY, THEY CITED BLINDNESS, METAL IN THE ANIMALS’ SYSTEMS, AND SOCIAL ANXIETY FROM THE TRAUMA THEY EXPERIENCED.IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTING ONE OF THE ANIMALS, WE’LL CONNECT YOU TO THE RESCUE & FREEDOM PROJECT WITH

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