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“They Don’t Know What Grass Is”: Over 4000 Beagles Got Rescued From A Medical Facility, And Now They Are In Dire Need Of New Homes
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“They Don’t Know What Grass Is”: Over 4000 Beagles Got Rescued From A Medical Facility, And Now They Are In Dire Need Of New Homes

It is sad to think that in our day and age, for some companies, animal testing still seems like a necessity as some of them go as far as doing it illegally, away from the public eye where they can face less backlash. Most of these animals suffer in horrible and inhumane conditions as companies make millions off of them.

Today’s story is sadly one of those, but thankfully with a better ending than most of them. Recently the U.S. Department of Justice made a plea to the Humane Society of the United States and their shelter partners, asking them to remove around 4,000 beagles from a breeding facility that supplied laboratories that test on animals.

What happened next was truly a historic moment in the fight against animal cruelty.

More info: Instagram | homewardtrails.org | Facebook (Link to the fundraiser) | blog.humanesociety.org

Currently, roughly 4,000 beagles are in the process of being rescued from Envigo, a facility that breeds beagles for medical research in the U.S.

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

The company was accused of shocking violations of the Animal Welfare Act at the breeding facility

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Envigo even went as far as denying veterinary treatment for easily treated conditions, and instead opted for putting the dogs down

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Nursing mother beagles were denied food; the food that they did receive contained maggots, mold, and other things

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

In the midst of all of this, the Humane Society of the United States called out to their partners in hopes of finding the dogs new homes

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Over 400 dogs were rescued just this week alone and are in urgent need of homes and rehabilitation

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

“We don’t know what condition these poor pups will arrive in, but we want to make sure that we give them every possible chance at living happy, healthy lives,” a Facebook post said

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Donations are currently being raised in hopes of helping the dogs as soon as possible

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

As of now, the Humane Society of West Michigan is holding a fundraiser and working to rescue, medically treat and relocate the dogs

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

The process requires an enormous undertaking that needs the help of veterinarians, volunteers, and drivers

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

This fundraiser will help support the medical and behavioral needs that these dogs will require, and support other rescues like them

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Any amount donated will make a huge difference to these dogs who are finally getting the love and care they’ve always deserved

Image credits: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

If you’d love to hear more about the process of adopting one of the pups, then make sure to check out this video below

Image credits: WUSA9

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Kookamunga
Community Member
1 week ago

I have a coworker who has a beagle he adopted a few years ago from a corporate lab round up. He has little number tattoos on the insides of his ears. It's heartbreaking to hear about these sweeties.

Remi (He/Him)
Community Member
1 week ago

Having id tattoos on the ears used to be a common caring dog owner's thing before microchipping them became possible. Of course his tattoos are from a far more sinister source, but try not feel too bad about them so you won't get him sad. He's accidentally 80s retro or something

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Xenon
Community Member
1 week ago

What they are NOT telling is that these research facilities are funded by us tax payers!! Most of these poor dogs have never seen the light of day or been outside of a cage, it's horrific.

Marion Friedl
Community Member
1 week ago

I know about such facilities, I´d signed the Peta petition and had published it on Facebook and Twitter.

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ggus44
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1 week ago

Human being is garbage. We need to go extinct.

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Kookamunga
Community Member
1 week ago

I have a coworker who has a beagle he adopted a few years ago from a corporate lab round up. He has little number tattoos on the insides of his ears. It's heartbreaking to hear about these sweeties.

Remi (He/Him)
Community Member
1 week ago

Having id tattoos on the ears used to be a common caring dog owner's thing before microchipping them became possible. Of course his tattoos are from a far more sinister source, but try not feel too bad about them so you won't get him sad. He's accidentally 80s retro or something

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Xenon
Community Member
1 week ago

What they are NOT telling is that these research facilities are funded by us tax payers!! Most of these poor dogs have never seen the light of day or been outside of a cage, it's horrific.

Marion Friedl
Community Member
1 week ago

I know about such facilities, I´d signed the Peta petition and had published it on Facebook and Twitter.

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ggus44
Community Member
1 week ago

Human being is garbage. We need to go extinct.

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