My name is Leo and I used to live in a science laboratory.
Helen Marston is the Chief Executive Officer of Humane Research Australia Inc. - a not for profit organisation that challenges the use of animals in research and promotes the use of more humane and scientifically-valid non animal methods.
Leo is an ex-laboratory cat who now serves as an ambassador to the millions of animals used in research every year.
He has become somewhat of a ‘celebricat’ with his own Facebook page and an adoring fan base that grows day by day (https://www.facebook.com/leo.exlabcat).
I would dearly love to take Leo’s story to the rest of the world, and with the assistance of some amazingly talented volunteers, have created "Leo escapes from the lab”.
My mind has been blown by the illustrations that have been designed for this book. They truly capture the essence of Leo, his little sidekick Alfie, his big brother Rocky and the human characters he has met along his journey.
Needless to say, “Leo escapes from the lab” is a true story and the characters are all real!
I am so proud to have met Leo and so excited to share his story with you.