Animal Welfare Concerns
Reporting Animal Concerns or Incidents of Non-compliance
All members of the research community have a responsibility to be concerned about animal welfare issues. This is especially true for the staff of the UR Animal Resource and the University Committee on Animal Resources (UCAR). There is a mechanism whereby anyone can report animal welfare concerns or incidents of noncompliance with University or regulatory policies. Noncompliant incidents of a serious nature, i.e., those that cause physical harm or threaten the health status of animal(s) must be reported immediately to the University Committee on Animal Resources (UCAR) or a University veterinarian. You will remain anonymous and no employee will be retaliated against or subject to reprisals for reporting violations of any regulation or standards under PHS Policy, the Guide, USDA Animal Welfare Act or Regulations.
Less urgent matters can be reported via the Animal Concerns or Non-compliance Report Form. Providing a name on this form is optional. At any time, UCAR members or staff, DCM veterinarians and Vivarium supervisors can be approached with any concerns regarding animal welfare.
Written animal welfare concerns can be placed in drop boxes which are located outside the UCAR offices.
You may contact any of the following:
- UCAR Hotline at (585) 275-2055
- URMC Integrity Hotline at (585) 756-8888
- Animal Resource Office at (585) 275-2651
- UCAR Office at (585) 275-1693