A big dispute between Texas Tech and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is intensifying and they're bringing local shelters right into the middle.
The animal rights activists recently called out the relationship between Odessa Animal Control and the Lubbock University.
The city and school have partnered for several years providing abandoned cats to medical students for medical training procedures.
PETA says it's abuse and they filed a complaint with the U.S.D.A.
Now, they're asking local shelters, like the Humane Society to step in and offer support.
NewsWest 9 spoke with Odessa Animal Control about the charges several weeks ago, and they say there is no abuse and they plan to continue the contract.