PETA alleges mistreatment at California canine blood bank

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, photo, an employee exercises a greyhound at an outdoor recreation area at Hemopet canine blood bank in Garden Grove, Calif. The organization said the dogs are walked at least five times daily and given outdoor recreation time. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has filed a complaint alleging mistreatment of dogs at Hemopet, one of the nation’s largest canine blood banks, a claim the nonprofit organization that runs the Southern California facility for retired racing greyhounds adamantly rejects. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

  • This Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, photo shows a greyhound in a crate at Hemopet in Garden Grove, Calif. The nonprofit organization that runs a canine blood bank and places greyhounds in adoptive homes said dogs are housed in crates as they are getting ready to be adopted. The organization said the dogs are walked at least five times daily and given outdoor recreation time. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has filed a complaint alleging mistreatment of dogs at Hemopet, one of the nation’s largest canine blood banks, a claim the nonprofit organization that runs the Southern California facility for retired racing greyhounds adamantly rejects. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

  • This 2018 photo provided by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals shows a greyhound with red, peeling skin on its nose at Hemopet canine blood bank in Garden Grove, Calif. PETA’s observer said a staff member attributed the affliction to lupus, which the animal rights group says can cause a breakdown of red blood cells and a low platelet count. PETA has filed a complaint alleging mistreatment of dogs at Hemopet, one of the nation’s largest canine blood banks, a claim the nonprofit organization that runs the Southern California facility for retired racing greyhounds adamantly rejects. (PETA via AP)

  • This 2018 photo provided by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals shows a greyhound after having blood taken at Hemopet canine blood bank in Garden Grove, Calif. PETA has filed a complaint alleging mistreatment of dogs at Hemopet, one of the nation’s largest canine blood banks, a claim the nonprofit organization that runs the Southern California facility for retired racing greyhounds adamantly rejects. Hemopet said the dogs are well-cared for and provide a vital service that saves pets’ lives. (PETA via AP)

  • This 2018 photo provided by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals shows a greyhound in an enclosure at Hemopet canine blood bank in Garden Grove, Calif. PETA has filed a complaint alleging mistreatment of dogs at Hemopet, one of the nation’s largest canine blood banks, a claim the nonprofit organization that runs the Southern California facility for retired racing greyhounds adamantly rejects. Hemopet said the dogs are well-cared for and provide a vital service that saves pets’ lives. (PETA via AP)

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, photo, manager Karen Stalk watches as a worker returns a greyhound after donating blood at Hemopet canine blood bank in Garden Grove, Calif. The organization said the dogs are walked at least five times daily and given outdoor recreation time. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has filed a complaint alleging mistreatment of dogs at Hemopet, one of the nation’s largest canine blood banks, a claim the nonprofit organization that runs the Southern California facility for retired racing greyhounds adamantly rejects. Hemopet said the dogs are well-cared for and provide a vital service that saves pets’ lives. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation’s largest canine blood banks are mistreated, but the non-profit that runs the Southern California facility says the retired racing greyhounds are well-cared for and save other dogs’ lives.

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