UPDATE: #TheBeagles Adoption Process
We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support from members of the community who want to help give these beagles a second chance. Because of the extremely high volume of interest in adopting the beagles, San Diego Humane Society has selected adopters through a random drawing process. We are in the process of placing these wonderful dogs in their new homes.
#TheBeagles Update - Aug. 31, 2022
108 dogs spared from mass-breeding research facility for animal testing
San Diego Humane Society has welcomed 108 of the 4,000 beagles who are part of a large-scale rescue from a Virginia-based company that breeds and sells animals for use in scientific testing. The beagles arrived on a Greater Good Charities flight sponsored by iheartdogs.com on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022and were transported to San Diego Humane Society’s El Cajon Campus for intake and exams.
The removal of the beagles from a company called Envigo comes after a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in May 2022 that detailed horrific violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is leading the effort to remove and place the rescued beagles. San Diego Humane Society is not affiliated with HSUS, but often partners with the organization to better the lives of animals in need.
This is a major operation and shelters across the country are stepping up to care for the beagles.
“For our staff and volunteers, this day could not come soon enough,” said San Diego Humane Society President and CEO Dr. Gary Weitzman. “This has been one of the busiest and most challenging summers in recent memory. But we are here to help animals who need us. These beagles deserve this second chance and we’re very glad to be able to open our doors to them, just as we will soon ask our community to do.”
San Diego Humane Society will take in all 108 beagles and give them immediate care. We have foster volunteers at the ready to help care for many of the beagles. Approximately 50 of the beagles will stay with SDHS fosters until adoption. San Diego Humane Society is also working with local shelters and rescue partners, including Rancho Coastal Humane Society and PAWS of Coronado, to place the remainder of the beagles.
This is the second airlift that Greater Good Charities has conducted to help safely rehome the beagles being removed from Envigo. The first flight took place on August 20 and transported 146 beagles to Portland, OR.
Updated: August 31, 2022
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To set adopters up for success, we've gathered some helpful information about The Beagles and resources that may come in handy as they adjust to their new lives.
The Beagles have received loving care from foster families who helped prepare the dogs for new homes.
The Beagles arrive in San Diego and are taken to San Diego Humane Society's El Cajon Campus.
Published: August 25, 2022