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Life After the Laboratory: Libby's Story

Offbeat  (tags: libby, horrendously abused, labratory dog, rescued, new home, new beginning, loved )

- 2929 days ago -
When she first met her rescuer, the emaciated dog crawled on her belly, longing for affection but too terrified to stand up. Known only as the number tattooed on her ear, she was sick with hookworms, tapeworms, and a vaginal infection, and her teeth were


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Michele Wilkinson (106)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 1:59 am
Bless her. I hope she has a long and happy life now with a caring family.
No animals should be experimented on, their lives are worth so much more than that.

Constance F (418)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 2:34 am
Pharmaceutical companies = scourge of the earth. Why aren't they indicted too!!! No funding, no lab, no horror. Happy to hear about Libby.

Farah Hage Ali (154)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 3:08 am
noted, thank you

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 3:10 am
Vivisection is evil and wrong! So glad the doggie was rescued. Noted, thanks Simone.

. (1)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 3:57 am
Noted. Thank you Simone.

Jo Asprec (0)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 8:42 am
Heartwarming! glad Libby survived. May more experimental animals be rescued.

. (0)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 11:44 am
Libby got what she deserved, I hope North Carolina gives these researchers what they deserve.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 12:17 pm
have a wonderful life libby, you've earned it sweet girl.

Lisa N (202)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 12:28 pm
Animals resiliency never seizes to amaze me. They are so forgiving & know how to just pick up from there & live the rest of their lives without holding grudges. If only people could learn this leeson. Bless this sweet girl Libby & am so happy she will know what is like to just be a happy dog! I wish this for all the rest of these poor innocent animals suffering this injustice!

Elvira S (82)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 12:40 pm
Thank God it ended well for this little girl, I'm just sick to think of those who will never be rescued.

Sarah G (109)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 1:11 pm
Glad she has found a safe haven. The evil and atrocities committed by these "researchers" makes my blood boil.

Laverne Wallace (59)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 1:25 pm
I am glad she is happy now in her new home. I hope the bastards that are charged will get what is coming to them. All the law can give and then some.

Claudia O (73)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 1:46 pm
What a lovely little dog. My whole family strives NOT to purchase any products tested on animals. Still, there is a lot of animal research that goes on and some of it no doubt falls upon our shoulders. I will not rest easy until all of the animals in the labs are set free.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 1:47 pm
What kind of discussing creatures are some so-called Humans, how can anyone have the heart to abuse an animal in any kind of way, I will never ever understand this!!!

By Injecting deadly bacteria and cutting up animals will not cure anyone!!!

Whoever does not have compassion for another being, God will not have compassion for them!!!

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 2:04 pm
There's a reason for stopping the use and abuse of lab animals. Instead of the pain and torture they receive they can be happy canines like she is today. Just bypass the suffering part and get right to the happy phase.

Nadereh O (5)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 2:05 pm
Why can't testing be banned?!!!

Ana Cruz (22)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 2:13 pm
I am so glad she was saved and is now happy in a loving home. I hope the evil perpetrators are punished to the utmost!

Glamour Girlcat (32)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 2:49 pm
I love happy endings and am thrilled that Libby is thriving in her new home.

I hope there is a forthcoming list of the pharmaceutical companies that participated in these atrocities, so that caring consuners can BOYCOTT their products!

Sharon Balloch (127)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 2:52 pm
Glad she is saved..hope those workers get jail time.. yes and where is that list of Pharas/// because like Glamour Girlcat I want to boycott them.

Roger G (148)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 3:21 pm

Patty G (8)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 3:31 pm
I like Glamour Girl would like a list of the companies that participated in this cruel, inhumane testing. I hope those bastards at the Testing place go to jail and that Company is closed forever. How many more have to die before justice is done. All that suffering, for what? Thank God Libby was saved. Another Teary story. I hate these abusers I hope they all burn in hell.

Shirley S (0)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 3:57 pm

WHY can't we stop it? If you know the answer, maybe you can explain it to me because I don't know. There are thousands of petitions to end animal testing. WHERE is the government on this? WHEN will universities be held accountable?
Click here: AnimalActionUSA - Home

june bullied (553)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 3:58 pm
all labs, shelters and any facility that houses animals no matter what the reason are havens for animal abusers.

Angela W (27)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 5:51 pm
EVILNESS! Thank goodness for kind and caring people!

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 6:01 pm
All experiments on animals must be stopped.

kelly e (0)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 6:15 pm
So hard to believe that these kind of horrible exist. But, I'm glad that the good people also exist to have come to her rescue.

Alcataz L (0)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 6:23 pm
Very sad, glad she is out of her missery! poor baby....shame on the lab technician who test on animals!!!!! dont you have a compassionate heart? if it was you would you like to be tested on? no, you would not. Stop testing on animals!!!!

jennifer t (41)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 7:22 pm
Wonderful outcome for Libby but unfortunately as we know this is a rariety as many poor animals are killed after the research labs have finished with them.
There is never any reasonable excuse to conduct research on animals.The use of animals in research is now outdated and has been replaced by much more effective and humane investigative procedures.As a Medical Officer it is my job to know this.
All animal research must stop NOW!!
Thanks Simone.

Dotti L (85)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 8:09 pm
Simone, thank you for bringing us these informative stories. Some not so good, I mean the outcome, but so thankful that some of these precious ones are able to be rescued and have a forever, loving home.

Gloria H (88)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 8:28 pm
It will be a good day when animal researchers have to stand in unemployment lines! May they all have to face the animals they experimented on in the afterlife!

Patricia W (94)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 9:32 pm
Thanks Simone.
I wish for all the animals in these places of torture to be rescued and tofind loving homes. So happy for Libby and her new family. s for the technicians at this lab - and all other labs -, I hope they rot slowly in prison.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 17, 2011, 1:57 am
These people have no idea what Hell they are going to! And they will find no rest from their suffering for all eternity. That makes me so very happy ~ that will be the only true justice, because there is no punishment in life that they could receive that would be equal to their crimes.

Susan L (150)
Sunday July 17, 2011, 2:25 am
I am so happy for all the animals that were saved because of the undercover investigation of that laboratory. Fortunately, the lab has been closed and Libby, along with many others will now enjoy a much better life.

Debra Van Way (12)
Sunday July 17, 2011, 4:23 am
Grats to the PETA members that helped shut that laboratory down. May those guilty of torturing those poor animals reap the same pain. Pharmaceutical companies only care about money and will do anything to make more. Have you all read the side effects on the majority of their drugs. My favorite side effect was for heart medication (are you ready for this one?): This drug may cause heart attack. Noted with thanks.

Sunday July 17, 2011, 4:31 am
I LOVE LOVE....... LOVE!!!!!! happy ending stories like this! !! Thanks Simone. Noted and grateful for good news, as one of my little cats is in hospital on a drip at the moment and I need cheering up. I am on care 2 working away trying ignore the horrible sinking feeling in my heart! Anyone who reads this... Please send up a prayer for my little Peggy cat. Thanks!

KS Goh (0)
Sunday July 17, 2011, 6:14 am
Thanks for the article.

linda b (186)
Sunday July 17, 2011, 9:13 am
So glad Libby is free and with a loving home, if only all these animals in such hell holes could be saved. Thanks Simone

leanne Torio (244)
Sunday July 17, 2011, 9:21 am
Bless the people who love, care and protect the animals!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday July 17, 2011, 9:31 am
Thanks for this story. I seriously hope those indicted on felony charges get what they deserve.

Beth M (138)
Sunday July 17, 2011, 2:47 pm
Poor baby. Glad she has a loving home now.

Linda P (0)
Sunday July 17, 2011, 3:42 pm
So happy she has a forever home, I hope one day all testing on animals will be stopped. Our voices will be heard until it does.

janet f (29)
Sunday July 17, 2011, 5:06 pm
So glad her life from now on will be happy and pain free.

Lyne F (93)
Monday July 18, 2011, 5:14 pm
She is beautiful!!

Marie Therese H (10)
Tuesday July 19, 2011, 2:45 am
I'm so grateful that the hell hole who tortured animals has been closed down. Hope those sadists get jail time as should every individual involved with that torture chamber.
Dogs are such beautiful souls. After all she went through she can still love humans....I sure couldn't (and don't).

Latonya W (82)
Wednesday July 20, 2011, 2:37 pm
Yes Constance this Lab junk has to stop...we r killing our beautiful; animals..........Libby we love u and so happy that u were saved..only wish ALL of them could be saved.......

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Sunday July 24, 2011, 11:58 pm
Poor sweet Libby! So happy shes in a good home now! Bless her heart! Shared on Facebook. :)

Dianne D (490)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 9:50 pm
So very sad. There is no need for animal experimentation. If chocolate was tested on animals, we would not be eating it. Think of all the cures we are missing out on because the experiment did not work on animals. I hope God makes all those involved in testing to relive ove3r and over the horror they make these animals go through, before they can go to heaven.
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