Updated FAQ on research animal adoption


What happens with your research animals after your research is completed? Does your institution have a policy on adoption? We’ve updated FAQ F.11 and support institutions considering adoption where safe and appropriate. Visit the FAQ for all the details.

Pictures of common laboratory animals in residential settings.

If your institution doesn’t currently have a policy, but you’re interested in exploring this option, watch our webinar, The 4th R: Rehoming, Retirement and Release. It provides information to assist you when exploring whether to implement a program, including considerations to include in study designs, how to identify criteria for suitable animals, and some challenges and lessons learned.


This page last updated on: Jul 27, 2020
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