For 40 beagles, a new life begins, and she is much happier than the one they knew before. In fact, these dogs were destined for delivery to medical laboratories before being rescued by the association.
Dozens of dogs, all beagle breeds, have escaped from labs and are being rehabilitated at a shelter to find loving families for them, according to The Providence Journal.
The dogs arrived yesterday, Tuesday, June 21, at the shelter of the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA), an animal welfare association based in Riverside, Rhode Island (northeastern United States). It was the end of a long journey and the unexpected rescue of these beagles, including 13 puppies.
Upon arrival, they were taken care of by the organization’s volunteers, who took them to the reception area to take care of them, comfort them, and prepare them for adoption.
The dogs belonged to a company that breeds and supplies beagles to medical laboratories. They «were in a situation of sheer neglect,» says Wayne Kezirian, president of the RISPCA.
It was another association, the Humane Society of the United States, that stepped in to get them out of that society. The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals then took over. RISPCA is currently seeking to place its new tenants in foster families or adopt them.
Two groups of puppies were housed in separate quarters with their respective mothers. The third was able to see the light, the team suspected the dog of pregnancy. Something the vet was going to test last night at the shelter to check on all the rescued animals. Some dogs require dental care.