Raleigh-area animal rescue groups team up to help beagles from mass breeding facility

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Local animal rescue groups are teaming up to help dozens of beagles rescued from a mass breeding facility in Virginia.

On Sunday, the SAFE Care Spay and Neuter Clinic provided spaying surgeries, exams and vaccinations for beagles rescued from the ENVIGO facility in Cumberland, Virginia.

Video and images provided by SAFE Care Spay and Neuter Clinic and Triangle Beagle Rescue show the dogs, along with foster families, clinic staff and volunteers.

The dogs are part of the second group of beagles that Triangle Beagle Rescue has rescued from the facility, which has bred dogs for use in research labs.

It closed after federal investigators uncovered numerous animal welfare violations and the US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Envigo.

The Humane Society of the United States is working with animal rescue groups across the country to get all 4,000 beagles out of the facility and into new homes.

Triangle Beagle Rescue volunteers made two trips to Virginia to rescue a total of 129 beagles. The dogs are currently in foster care or being adopted.