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Survivor Stories: Pets

Has your pet been helped by animal research? We’d like to hear about it! Send your story—plus a photo if you’d like—to foundation@aalas.org.

Pet Stories: Hear how Jake, Toby, and Valentine, three pets with different illnesses,  have benefited from  of animal research.

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Are researchers using more and more animals every year?
The number of animals used in research has actually declined in the past 20 years. As technology advances, researchers are able to rely on computer models and other methods instead of animal testing. Some estimates show a reduction in animal use as high as 50 percent. Since 1967, the number of cats used in research has dropped 66 percent.