"Dedicated to the advancement of responsible care and use of laboratory animals through education, training and information exchange for the benefit of human and animal health"
Our Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser has begun. Care takers sheltered, fed and cared for our lab animals and now we help the care takers rebuild their homes and lives after Hurricane Harvey! Please donate below show your support for our animal care community at the Texas Medical Center and surrounding Houston area.
Dr. Abee was honored with The Charles River Prize as a veterinarian recognized at the 68th National AALAS meeting for his outstanding contribution to laboratory animal science and medicine. The award criteria can be found here. Congratulations Dr. Abee!
Thank you to our local sponsors for this coming annual TBAALAS meeting in College Station!
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In the News
Subject: Call to Action-Canine Studies at the VA
I’m writing on behalf of the AALAS Government Relations Committee. We have a call to action on a canine research issue.
Congress is considering legislation that targets important canine studies at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). AALAS President, Paige Ebert has submitted a letter (Link: http://tinyurl.com/Ebert-ltr) to ranking members on the Senate Appropriations Committee to voice our concern for this amendment.
The National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR ) has an easy to use comment portal. Click below to learn more and let your voice be heard!
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Hurricane Harvey: Reports, to-date, have been about the positive impact of proper emergency preparedness and research facilities being in good shape.
Personal homes have not fared as well. Information will be posted here as we find ways to support our lab animal community.
Local shelters outside the impacted areas are receiving displaced animals and are looking for blankets, food and water bowls, kennels and people willing to take care of the animals until they can be returned home.
Private philanthropy bridging the gap as federal research funds decrease - Houston Methodist
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