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Over 20 beagles rescued from research lab arrive in Palm Beach County

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FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2018 file photo, rescued beagles peers out from their kennel at the The Lehigh County Humane Society in Allentown, Pa. The Lehigh County Humane Society started accepting adoption applications Thursday, Oct. 19, after receiving thousands of inquiries. The dogs were rescued this month from a home outside Allentown where a woman had been breeding them without a license before she died last month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(BOCA RATON, Florida)– Dozens of beagles rescued from a research facility have arrived in South Florida to be adopted by loving families.

Over 4,000 beagles were rescued from an Envigo facility in Virginia in July, where authorities say the dogs lived in neglect and abuse.

Dianna George, Director of the Lois Pope Pet Clinic at Tri-County Animal Rescue, said “It’s like torture. It’s like putting these dogs in a torture chamber. I’m just so glad we got them out of there.”

Chief Executive Officer Robert Leasure Jr. of Inotiv, the parent company of Envigo, has said that the facility “was recognized as needing improvements and investments,”

Palm Beach County received 25 of the 4,000 beagles and put them into the hands of the Tri-County Animal Rescue.

The dogs will be neutered and ready for adoption starting on Tuesday and information on how to adopt one of the pups can be found here.