MADISON (WKOW) – The University of Wisconsin-Madison research lab has been cited by federal inspectors after a cat was burned.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture noted in the lab's records that a hand warmer keep the cat warm slipped onto its leg and burned it last April.
Eric Sandgren, the director of the Research Animal Resources Center, says the cat was treated at the time of the injury and preventative measures have been taken.
The lab was cited, but no penalties were issued.
According to the Journal Sentinel, the USDA spokesman David Sacks says the citation was issued after the agency looked into a complaint about chronic infections and other problems with the cats from the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
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