Dozens of beagles rescued from a medical breeding facility in Virginia have arrived in the Triangle.
Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina posted on Facebook that 79 of the beagles arrived in the area on Tuesday.
The dogs were taken from Envigo breeding and research facility in Cumberland, Virginia after a federal judge approved a plan to rescue about 4,000 of the beagles from the facility.
In the post, Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina said they have been approving new foster homes and providing training for the “unique challenges that may come with fostering” one of the beagles rescued from the facility.
“Those dogs have never put their paws on grass. Many of them have never seen the sun. They’ve never had a toy. They’ve never had a bed. They haven’t had a family,” PETA vice president Dan Paden previously told WRAL News.
The rescue organization said taking in the 79 beagles double the size of the organization.
“We do not have a physical facility so all of the beagles will be able to decompress, rehab and learn how to ‘dog’ in loving foster homes,” the organization said.
The beagles will be available for adoption soon, organizers said. Anyone interested in adoption can visit Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina’s website and click ‘Virginia dogs’ in the upper right-hand side of the page.