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35 Beagles, 6 Cats Rescued from Lab



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Thirty-five Beagles and six cats, which previously spent their lives as subjects in cruel animal tests at a North Carolina laboratory, now have a new lease on life after AHS/Popcorn Park rescued them from the closed-down facility.

AHS/Popcorn Park staff greet 9 of the 35 Beagles brought to Forked River after being rescued from a North Carolina laboratory.

AHS staff answered a desperate call for help through Animal Welfare Institute, an animal advocacy network seeking new homes for some 250 dogs and cats that are survivors of toxicity testing, poisons, dermatological tests and pet animal product testing at the Professional Laboratory and Research Services Inc. in Corapeake, NC. The facility was ordered closed down last week after an undercover investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) revealed horrid living conditions and acts of animal abuse by lab workers.

You can see graphic video footage at the lab taken by PETA’s investigators.

Federal and state authorities are continuing an investigation. AWI had until Friday to find homes for the animals or they would be euthanized.

“When the call came out for help, we knew we had a responsibility to rescue as many of those poor animals as we could without compromising the animals already under our care. Thanks to the speedy efforts of our staff, we were able to send out a crew to rescue and retrieve 41 of the dogs and cats,” said Roseann Trezza, Executive Director, Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park. “These animals have already passed a rigid veterinary exam, and are now at our Forked River Shelter where they will receive plenty of TLC until their forever families will hopefully soon come out to adopt them.”

NEW!! Take a look at a wonderful video showing the progress the rescued Beagles have made!

Read an extensive online article by Virginia newspaper, Hampton Roads

The beagles and cats, both males and females, range in age from one to three years. All are ready and available for adoption.

Read more about the rescued cats!

According to experts, Beagles are most often used in animal testing labs because they are hearty, good-natured, and non-aggressive, allowing animal testing activities without reacting.

“The traits that make them most often the victims of animal testing, are the exact traits that make them wonderful family dogs, especially with children. Our hope is that loving families will come forward and take them home.”

Check out a terrific detailed article about the rescue by the Manchester Times!

We are in need of donations of money and supplies to help shelter staff care for this new influx of animals at our Forked River shelter. Supplies can be dropped off at the shelter.

Please DONATE TODAY and help the Beagles and cats who were lucky to escape a life of further animal testing and experimentation. Or make them even luckier, and adopt one! If interested in adopting, please call (609) 693-1900 or contact us!

UPDATE 4/3/2012: All the Beagles were adopted into wonderful homes, and 4 of the cats found loving homes. Two cats are still waiting - Carolina and Backup - and are now part of our Share-A-Pet Program, where you can sponsor - or adopt! - them.

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