Over 100 Beagles Rescued From Virginia Mass Breeding Center Arrive in San Diego

Over 100 beagles involved in a large-scale rescue from a Virginia-based breeding facility arrived in El Cajon, California, on August 31, the San Diego Humane Society said.

The beagles are among 4,000 dogs removed from a facility in Cumberland, Virginia, run by Envigo RMS, a company that mass breeds and sells animals for use in scientific testing, according to the US Department of Justice.

In May, the department filed a lawsuit accusing Envigo of violating the Animal Welfare Act and failing to provide humane care for the dogs.

The beagles arrived at Gillespie Field in El Cajon on Wednesday and were then transported to San Diego Humane Society’s El Cajon Campus for intake and exams, the society said. Credit: San Diego Humane Society via Storyful

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