4,000 Beagles Rescued From a Virginia Research Facility Are Up For Adoption


  • Four thousand beagles from a breeding and research facility will be up for adoption after being rescued.
  • The facility was closed due to a number of animal rights violations including puppy deaths.
  • Rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of the dogs are now being handled by Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. 

The Envigo breeding and research facility in Cumberland, Virginia has been ordered closed due to the inhumane treatment of the dogs in their research and scientific experiments.

“According to USDA reports, Envigo’s facility committed 70 animal rights violations, including more than 300 puppy deaths in the beginning of 2021 from unknown causes, inhumanely euthanizing puppies, severe skin problems and dental disease among dogs, as well as dogs wounded in dog fights.”

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Just this May 2022, 500 beagles were rescued from the facility and now, a senior U.S. District Court Judge ordered 4,000 beagles to be removed and put up for adoption.  Envigo was also ordered to pay for the veterinary care and adoption costs of the beagles.

Photo Credit: Homeward Trails (Facebook)

The removal and adoption of the beagles is now being handled by the Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Homeward Trails executive director Sue Bell said, “This is one of the largest dog rescue efforts ever coordinated and has truly been a group effort.  She added, “To know that these dogs will get to have the lives they deserve and not languish in cages for the rest of their lives is just so rewarding.”

Photo Credit: Homeward Trails (Facebook)

For now, the staff are witnessing first-hand the beagles’ firsts like chewing on a bone, touching and walking on grass and being loved.

Photo Credit: Homeward Trails (Facebook)

Thank you for your steadfast efforts to rescue and find loving homes to these beagles.  May you be blessed more than 4,000 times! 

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