Random source dog and cat dealers, licensed "Class B" by the USDA, collect companion animals and sell them to research facilities. Many times, such animals are acquired via underhand means - including out right theft. Once in the dealer's hands, the animals are often kept in squalid conditions until turned over to the laboratories. AWI seeks to protect companion animals from this fate by bringing about a ban on the sale of dogs and cats by Class B dealers to research institutions. Our section on Class B Dealers provides more information on this practice and AWI’s efforts to end it. This site helps several adoption homes to reach out to animal lovers all over the world. You will find adorable pets from renowned adoption homes and pet houses.