About 4,000 Beagles will soon be up for adoption after being rescued from a shoddy research expedition in Central Virginia.
The Humane Society of the United States said beagles were confiscated from an Envigo facility in Cumberland under a federal judge’s order.
“At this time, we are connecting with our shelter and rescue partners and preparing to take on the massive process of securing placements for these dogs,” the Humane Society said in a statement last week. Statement,
Envigo’s parent company, Inotiv, said in june That it would close the facility in Cumberland, about 45 miles west of Richmond.
“Witnesses to PETA found more than 350 puppies dead among their surviving companions and mothers,” the organization said.
“Some puppies were inadvertently crushed inside tight cages by their mothers, while others suffered from hydrocephalus (in which fluid builds up inside the skull and puts pressure on the brain), were fired, or simply hardened. could not survive the conditions.”
The Humane Society is working with several organizations to find new homes for abused animals. Fairfax, VA-based Homeward Trails will offer 1,500 dogs for adoption in the last week of July Washington, DC, NBC Affiliate WUSA,
“This is one of the largest dog rescue efforts ever and has really been a group effort,” organization leader Sue Bell told the outlet. “To know that these dogs will get the life they deserve and will not live in cages for the rest of their lives is just so rewarding.”