Oct 3, 2022 - News

Many rescued Envigo beagles find homes in Ohio

A beagle on a flower-print blanket

Anastasia, a beagle recently adopted in Licking County after being rescued from Virginia. Photo courtesy of the Licking County Humane Society

The last of the nearly 4,000 beagles recently rescued from a Virginia breeding facility are getting ready for their forever homes in shelters across the country.

Driving the news: An update from Axios Richmond's Karri Peifer on the final 312 pups from Envigo RMS LLC had us wondering what happened to the 100 beagles that arrived in Ohio about a month ago.

The latest: They've likely all been spoken for, Mark Finneran, Ohio director for the Humane Society of the United States, tells Axios.

What he's saying: "Each shelter I talked to was amazed at the outpouring of community support to give these beagles a second chance," Finneran wrote via email. "Most organizations had many times more adoption applications than beagles."

Zoom in: Columbus Humane served as Ohio's rescue hub, where 100 beagles first arrived before being dispersed to shelters across the state. Ten stayed at Columbus Humane, 10 went to CHA Animal Shelter in Columbus and six went to Licking County.

  • The dogs came with socialization and house-training challenges, so they needed patient owners to help them "learn how to dog," a Columbus Humane spokesperson tells Axios.

🐶 The paw-parazzi: As they adjust to their new lives, the now-famous Envigo beagles have made headlines worldwide.

📬 If you know an Ohioan who adopted an Envigo beagle, we'd love to share their story. Hit reply.


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