Last of the 4000 Beagles Rescued from Breeding Facility Thriving in His New Home

Last of the 4000 Beagles Rescued from Breeding Facility Thriving in His New Home

Fin was the last of 4000 beagles to be rescued from Envigo’s mass breeding facility in Cumberland, Virginia in the summer of 2022.

The facility had received multiple Animal Welfare Act violations for issues such as inadequate veterinary care and insufficient food, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

Many of the dogs were bound for animal testing laboratories across the country.

It was a huge undertaking, but The Humane Society of the United States coordinated with their shelter and rescue partners across the country to find homes for the thousands of dogs.

Fin was the final dog to be removed by their Animal Rescue Team. As he was cradled in the arms of rescuers, Fin didn’t know he was about to embark on a whole new life starting with a new name…introducing Sir Biscuit of Barkingham.

Biscuit is now loving life with his new family. He loves being outside and he has got best pals to share adventures with. His adoptive mom says he is so sweet and so brave and has taught her all about resilience.

Seeing Biscuit when he was first taken in by the Animal Rescue Team so timidly tasting a Kong filled with peanut butter to seeing him running happily around, it’s clear he’s come far in the past year.

Franny too was used to breed beagles intended to be sold to laboratories for animal experimentation. She spent 3 years being a breeding mother.

After her rescue, she was then taken to Homeward Trails animal rescue, where she was adopted and then returned by a family.

“Fortunately, Franny eventually found her forever home with her adoptive parents, Kelly and Steven,” writes HSUS. “See Franny as she transitions into the life that every dog should have, with her loving family.”

It’s wonderful to see dogs like Biscuit and Franny no longer being caged and held for breeding. Instead, they are beloved members of their families.

“It takes a massive network of compassionate, expert shelters and rescue groups 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.”

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