Sorry, no Alza puppies

Alza, part of Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, is closing its Mountain View campus and moving someplace cheaper. Its departure gave someone an opportunity to start a chain letter about Alza needing to adopt out some beagle puppies … or else. This is only one of the emails we’ve received:

  [X Group] “has been made aware of an urgent need for people wanting to adopt 16-month-old Beagle puppies.

We are told that the Johsnon & Johnson Mountain View facility is closing and that they have 15 beagle puppies that need to find homes WITHIN THE NEXT 10 DAYS, or they will put them to sleep (i.e. kill them); these puppies have not been used as testing animals. If you have been waiting to get a dog or know someone who has been wanting to adopt a dog, there is no better time then now.

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However, Alza has posted a press release to the contrary.
http://www.alza.com/alza/press_room

ALZA Responds to Inaccurate and Misleading Information Regarding Dogs Housed at Its Campus

October 4, 2007

Unfortunately, inaccurate and misleading information has been circulating on the Internet about ALZA’s plans for dogs housed at its campus. There is no public adoption program. The animals will be properly cared for and relocated to a different facility when ALZA closes at the end of the year. We regret this unfortunate misunderstanding and appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

Time to break the chain.

That said, there really are animals looking for a place to call home. Visit the Humane Society today if you’d like to save an animal from a life behind bars.