February 12, 2016

UW Madison cited in cat injury

Federal inspectors have cited a University of Wisconsin-Madison research lab after a cat was burned.

It was an incident that occurred last spring in a UW Madison lab — a cat was burned on its leg. The kitty had a hand warmer to keep it warm, when it slipped onto its leg and burned it. The lab has been cited, but no penalties were issued.

The matter was raised after PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) filed a complaint about chronic infections and other problems with research on cats. By the way, the burned kitty was treated for his injury and lab officials say preventive measures have been taken.

Robin Colbert, WIBA

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