Retirement Sanctuary for Laboratory Animals
An Alternative


Thank you to TSBR for recognizing all of our hard work and supporting research animal retirement.
The Retirement Sanctuary for Laboratory Animals, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created for animals retired from research institutions. We are located on 30 acres of land in Gonzales Texas.

RSLA’s success is due to the experience and knowledge it brings from inside the world of animal research.  The owner and founder of RSLA spent 29 years in the field of behavioral/ psychological research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 

Our Board of Directors and Advisory Committee provides a valuable source of knowledge from many fields: fields which focus primarily on the welfare of the animals without exploiting the research institution or the animals themselves.

It is not necessary for an organization such as this to bridge the gap between activists and biomedical research.  It is only necessary to allow doors to be opened with confidence that the animals will have a protected and rewarding environment without the negative rhetoric that stops the communication process. 

Many ask how an organization, tied so closely to research, manages to support itself?  Researchers, technicians, students and veterinarians help fundraise and work very hard to see that all our retirees are healthy, strong and happy.

The history of these lovely individuals is not the focus.  It is their present and their future.