100 beagles rescued from a breeding facility in Virginia have arrived in Ohio to find new forever homes.
The dogs are just a small contingent of over 4,000 beagles that were rescued from a mass-breeding facility called Envigo that was riddled with animal welfare violations. The Humane Society of the United States arranged for the 100 dogs to come to Ohio, where they will be available for adoption at various organizations throughout the state.
Columbus Humane is acting as a hub to help other rescues find homes for the pups, as well as helping find 10 dogs forever homes right here in Columbus.
“Columbus Humane will have 10 beagles coming to our facility and the other 90 are being distributed to nine organizations around Ohio,” Columbus Humane Director of Marketing Brittany Thomas told ABC6. “We’re doing that so each beagle has a really good chance of adoption and that their forever home comes sooner.”
Before the pups head to their new homes, they will each be evaluated for health and behavior. The dogs are so adorable that it’s easy to understand why there’s already been a huge interest in them. When it comes time for them to be adopted, the dogs will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Columbus Humane will begin evaluations on the pups this week. All adoptable pets from Columbus Humane are viewable on the shelter’s website, which is updated in real-time.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, over half of the 4,000 rescued beagles have already found homes.
The beginning of the story for these dogs may be sad, but they have a wonderful life ahead of them here in the Buckeye State. To keep up to date on the beagles’ journey, you can visit columbushumane.org.