Sue Bell, the executive director and founder of Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, told CNN her group took 36 dogs between the ages of one and six years old from the 446 beagles that were relinquished earlier this year. Bell said the dogs were adopted in just three weeks.
She’s also part of a team working on the logistics of the 4,000 additional beagles that will be surrendered over the following weeks, 그녀가 말했다.
“We hope to get about 200-250 beagles off the property on July 19th,” 벨 말했다.
The group will prioritize getting pregnant dogs, juvenile dogs and mother dogs with unweaned puppies from the facility first. “We prefer the pregnant dogs do not give birth at that facility. We hope to get them home first,” 벨 말했다. 그 후, there will still be thousands of adult beagles that will need to be removed from the property.
Animal rights organization PETA applauded last week’s ruling allowing for the dogs to be released from the facility.
“Envigo’s surviving victims will soon be given the opportunity to have what every dog deserves — the freedom to enjoy life, 사랑, and respect for their individuality as members of a family home,” said PETA Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA’s groundbreaking undercover investigation helped spark a historic domino effect of state and federal legislative and law-enforcement action that paved the way for these dogs’ independence and this dog prison’s closure.”
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 at humanesociety.org