(VIRGINIA) — Nearly 4000 beagles from a Virginia breeding and research facility need a new home.
The Humane Society of the United States is set to remove the dogs from Envigo, a medical contract breeding facility that has been accused of having unfit conditions.
Officials say it will take two months to transfer the beagles to animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country.
The facility will pay shelter fees for each beagle and the Humane Society will pay for their transportation.
The dogs were taken after over 70 violations of the Animal Welfare Act at the facility.
About 4,000 beagles were rescued from a breeding and research facility in Virginia that broke regulations and left the animals underfed, ill and injured.
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The complaint alleges that the dogs received inadequate medical care and were subject to painful experiments. Court records stated that more than 300 puppies died at the facility between January and July of last year.
Anyone looking for information on how to adopt one of the beagles or how to help with the beagle rescue can go to the USHS’s website.