PetVet Care Centers in Westport will no longer use blood bank supplier that bled animals until they died
PetVet Care Centers in Westport announced on Thursday that they will no longer use a blood bank provider in Indiana.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) identified the blood bank during an investigation that reported animals are kenneled for life for the sole purpose of selling their blood to vet clinics like those operated by Pet Vet Care Centers.
Graphic video revealed dogs and cats caged and repeatedly bled at the facility.
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In a statement to News 12, PetVet Care said the following,
"The well-being of our patients is the cornerstone of who we are at PetVet Care Centers. Providing the highest level of care for animals is our top priority.
It has come to our attention that there may be operational concerns with one of our blood bank providers. Consistent with our commitment to the highest ethical and medical standards, we have terminated them as a blood provider as we fully review this matter.
We understand that only a few of our hospitals have purchased from The Veterinarians’ Blood Blank in Indiana.
We have already identified an alternative provider, effective immediately.
As an organization, we are fully committed to doing what is right for our patients."
PetVet Care Centers