Laurentian University wishes to thank the community for their questions and concerns on the Animal Care Facility. The facility is small and has primarily housed mice and rats for medical-related research. With the closure of the Animal Care Facility, these research activities will be wound down under the oversight of a veterinarian following animal welfare guidelines in accordance with the Canadian Council on Animal Care and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Rural Affairs. There are no large animals, cats, or dogs housed at the facility.