Medicine: Man & Dog at Yale

Patrolman Philip Colwell was making a routine check of the treatment and disposal of stray dogs in New Haven when he found that the numbers did not jibe. Yale University's School of Medicine had bought as many as 1,700 dogs for research in a single year, all from nearby towns. But these communities had never reported having disposed of so many healthy strays in this manner. Colwell went off on a hot scent that led him, with a bloodhound assist from Connecticut state police, to the biggest dognapping scandal in the state's history. Last week the first court case came up.


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