21 beagles from the Envigo facility in Cumberland County have arrived at the Lynchburg Humane Society. They’re part of the group of 4000 beagles from that facility, which was shut down earlier this year over animal welfare concerns. f you’re interested in adopting a beagle from the Lynchburg Humane Society can fill out an adoption questionnaire at www.lynchburghumane.org/adoption or stop by the Center for Pets during open hours to speak with the adoptions team.
Here is the news release: Lynchburg Humane Society has brought 21 of beagles to its Center for Pets in
Lynchburg, VA as part of the group of beagles to be removed from a mass-breeding facility riddled with
animal welfare concerns. The Humane Society of the United States is coordinating the removal of
approximately 4,000 beagles housed at an Envigo RMS LLC facility in Cumberland, VA which bred dogs to
be sold to laboratories for animal experimentation. The transfer plan comes as a result of a lawsuit filed
against Envigo by the Department of Justice in May, alleging Animal Welfare Act violations at the facility.
The transfer plan was submitted by the Department of Justice and Envigo RMS LLC, with the agreement
of the Humane Society of the United States to assume the responsibility of coordinating placement. The
transfer will take place in stages over the next 60 days, and the dogs will be up for adoption via
Lynchburg Humane Society and other shelters and rescues.
Those interested in adopting a beagle from the Lynchburg Humane Society can fill out an adoption
questionnaire at www.lynchburghumane.org/adoption or stop by the Center for Pets during open hours
to speak with the adoptions team.
“The Lynchburg Humane Society is honored to be involved in saving the lives of these precious dogs. We
would not be able to commit to this lifesaving journey without our amazing community. Please help by
adopting, donating, and fostering to help these dogs begin their life with love and happiness,” said Jill
Mollohan, Executive Director.
“It takes a massive network of compassionate, expert shelters and rescues to make an operation of this
scale possible,” said Lindsay Hamrick, shelter outreach and engagement director for the Humane Society
of the United States. “We are deeply grateful to each organization that is stepping up to find these dogs
the loving homes they so deserve.”
The Humane Society of the United States is maintaining a list of partners accepting animals into their
adoption program will be here. For more information about the beagles Lynchburg Humane Society is
finding homes for, visit www.lynchburghumane.org/adopt or email firstname.lastname@example.org.