4,000 beagles to be released from breeding facility for mistreatment

Beagle puppies are seen at the Humane Society of Tulsa on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Humane Society of Tulsa received 208 of 4,000 beagles being evacuated from a breeding facility in Virginia. The facility breeds the dogs for medical testing facilities.

Mike Simons, Tulsa World via Associated Press

Rescues are underway for 4,000 beagles that are being released from a breeding facility in Cumberland, Virginia due to mistreatment and will now be brought to shelters and rescues around the country over the next two months.

While Utah shelters won’t be receiving any of the beagles, there are ways Utahns can give the dogs a home through the Humane Society website. The published the list of state partners that will take the beagles include Virginia, Massachusetts, California, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

Today reported that due to complaints filed in a federal court by U.S. authorities in May, inspections of the Envigo breeding and research facility found the beagles were severely mistreated.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

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