New homes needed for rescued beagles
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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