Lab Dogs & Cats


In 2019, the Fund is part of a coalition supporting the White Coat Waste Project-backed AFTER Act (H.R. 2897), also known as Violet's Law, to require that federal agency policies allow for the retirement of animals no longer needed in taxpayer-funded research.

In 2018-19, the Fund was part of a coalition that helped White Coat Waste Project end 37 years of U.S. Department of Agriculture toxoplasmosis studies that killed over 3,000 kittens. The coalition,  including a bipartisan group of over 50 U.S. Congresspeople, also secured a USDA commitment to adopt out the surviving 14 cats.


USDA Kitten Victory Soft