Aug 11, 2022 - News

New homes needed for rescued beagles

Beagles at the Nashville Humane Association
Photo: courtesy of the Nashville Humane Association

A batch of beagles that were slated to be sold to laboratories for drug experiments will instead be up for adoption at the Nashville Humane Association beginning today.

Driving the news: Forty impossibly cute beagles arrived here late Tuesday night from a Virginia breeding facility where 4,000 dogs were rescued.

The latest: Ten dogs will be available for adoption this morning. The others are still undergoing medical checks before heading to foster homes or going up for adoption later.

  • The U.S. Department of Justice sued the company, Envigo RMS LLC, alleging animal welfare violations at the Virginia facility.
  • Envigo's parent company closed the facility in June. Envigo settled with the government without paying any fines, Reuters reports.

What's next: NHA said on Facebook to keep an eye out on its social media pages for more information as the dogs become ready for their new homes.

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