USA: ‘Envigo’ (Lab Supplier) Puppy Mill Investigated By USDA, and 13 Violations of the Federal Animal Welfare Act Cited In Report Regarding Over 5,000 Dogs / Puppies. Take Action – Link Below.

Deprivation, Despair, and Death at Envigo | PETA Investigates

Introduction:

In July 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cited Envigo for 26 violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Federal veterinarians found 15 dogs denied treatment for “severe dental disease,” wounds, yellow discharge around the eyes, and more; a “depressed” puppy covered with feces in a waste pan; dogs denied food for days while nursing puppies; and much more. To view the USDA’s inspection reports, click here.

Based on PETA’s evidence, a team of USDA officials conducted a multiday inspection of the puppy mill in October 2021. The USDA corroborated PETA’s findings and cited Envigo for 13 more violations, including 11 repeat violations.

Inspectors found that a puppy and some dogs were deprived of veterinary care for an eye infection, crusted and oozing sores on their paws, and other eye and foot ailments; that puppies died after falling into a drain or getting their head trapped in a cage door; and that puppies’ legs and feet fell through the cage floors. According to the report, workers medicated dogs without consulting the facility’s sole full-time veterinarian; took no steps to prevent fights among dogs, resulting in a puppy found eviscerated in an enclosure with nine littermates and staff unaware that another dog was biting and wounding another; and, in just two months, put down nine dogs who were injured when their leg or tail was pulled through a kennel wall by other dogs. The USDA found moldy feces in dog enclosures, up to 6 inches of feces piled in a gutter, and an “overpowering fecal odor” and “strong sewage odor” in the facility. To view this inspection report, click here.

PETA’s undercover investigation found 5,000 beagle dogs and puppies confined to small, barren kennels and cages 24/7 at a massive factory farm in Virginia, operated by Envigo.

Based on PETA’s evidence, a team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials conducted a multiday inspection of the puppy mill.

The USDA just released its report. Inspectors corroborated PETA’s findings and cited Envigo for 13 violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Inspectors found that a puppy and some dogs were deprived of veterinary care for an eye infection, crusted and oozing sores on their paws, and other eye and foot ailments; that puppies died after falling into a drain or getting their head trapped in a cage door; and that puppies’ legs and feet fell through the cage floors.

According to the report, workers medicated dogs without consulting the facility’s sole full-time veterinarian; took no steps to prevent fights among dogs, resulting in a puppy found eviscerated in an enclosure with nine littermates and staff unaware that another dog was biting and wounding another; and put down nine dogs who were injured when their leg or tail was pulled through a kennel wall by other dogs. The USDA found moldy feces in dog enclosures, up to 6 inches of feces piled in a gutter, and an “overpowering fecal odor” and “strong sewage odor” in the facility.

Last July, the USDA cited Envigo for 26 violations of the AWA, after finding dogs denied treatment for “severe dental disease,” wounds, yellow discharge around the eyes, and more; a “depressed” puppy covered with feces in a waste pan; mother dogs denied food for days while nursing puppies; and more.

The USDA is authorized by law to suspend Envigo’s license for 21 days and any confiscate animals who are suffering as a result of violations of the AWA. Yet the agency has taken no action in this case to render aid to these animals or stop the violations.

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Deprivation, Despair, and Death at Envigo | PETA Investigates

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