Envigo beagles are on the next chapter of their lives: The good part.
Five male puppies – among 4,000 dogs rescued from a mass baking facility in Virginia – have been brought to the Monmouth County SPCA for adoption. The beagles were bred to be sold to animal testing laboratories and kept in horrible conditions.
The transfer will take place in stages over the next 60 days, and the dogs will be up for adoption through MCSPCA and other shelters and rescues.
The puppies underwent a medical and behavioral evaluation at the MCSPCA. Due to the overwhelming public interest in adoption, the MCSPCA will select suitable adoption candidates from a lottery system.
Applicants must have experience owning a dog, living in New Jersey, and in a self-catering type residence (due to potential noise). Dog adoption surveys can be completed online and submitted electronically by visiting the MCSPCA website. monmouthcountyspca.org and clicking on the dog adoption inquiry.
They can also be completed and submitted at the shelter’s Eatontown location. The lottery ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 28 and potential adopters will be contacted for an appointment.
“Although we were unable to take in many beagles due to the fact that, like many shelters, the MCSPCA is near capacity, we are proud to be part of this heroic rescue,” said the executive director of the MCSPCA, Ross Licitra, “It is remarkable to see the effect human kindness has on these terrified puppies and we look forward to finding loving homes for them.
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