NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES!
The Humane Society of the United States is leading what it calls a ‘historic operation’ to remove approximately 4,000 beagles at Envigo RMS LLC’s facility in Virginia which bred dogs to be sold to laboratories for animal experimentation.
Some are being shipped to Tampa and Sarasota to be taken care of and eventually put up for adoption!
"These guys haven't really been exposed to living like a normal dog, like in a yard or going for a walk or on a leash and all that stuff. So that's all stuff that they're going to learn as they kind of go through somebody's house," Erik Pindar, a shelter veterinarian, said. "They're going to get introduced to a lot of new things for them, but they've all been really great through the process so far. Really happy dogs, really outgoing."
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay received 15 beagles and the Humane Society of Sarasota received 18.
"They're medium-sized dogs, and they're just extremely friendly, sweet dogs. So unfortunately, they're very easy dogs to endure a lot of the experimentation," said Ornella Varchi, chief development officer for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.