PHOENIX - A U.S. Department of Agriculture report says a Phoenix research hospital improperly maintained records for cats in its lab, allowing one cat's weight to drop.
The USDA says Barrow Neurological Institute researchers failed to keep consistent track of food intake and weight for the cats, according to the July 17 inspection.
The inspection also says one cat's food was restricted to the point that it lost more than 10 percent of its body weight.
In a statement Wednesday, the hospital said it corrected the issues, which involved "minor" document and procedural errors, and has reinforced its training.
Barrow also says veterinary staff examined the animals in this case and found them to be in good health.
Stop Animal Exploitation Now, an animal welfare group, asked the USDA Wednesday to fine the hospital.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Click on the region names in the map below to see news from that region.
Things To Do
INSIDE: Check out our top pick for weekend events around Arizona!
RIGHT NOW: Top Stories
The former South African president died Thursday at age 95.
Freeze Warnings are in effect across the Valley. Time to protect your plants, pets and pipes.
A Valley woman is doing whatever she can to help find the bride or groom who may be missing a wedding ring.
With cold temperatures quickly moving into the Valley, we have some tips and tricks to keep your plants happy and healthy.
John Matarese has good news for holiday season procrastinators.
We are learning just how things transpired that may have led to the deaths of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters in June.