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Thank you for your interest in the beagles coming to AWS. Please read the following for answers to some frequently asked questions.
Q. Where did the beagles come from?
The beagles are part of the 4,000 beagles rescued from Envigo RMS LLC breeding facility in Cumberland, VA, earlier this summer. They were bred to be sold to laboratories for animal testing.
Q. How many are you getting?
We are honored to be part of such a historic rescue operation and pleased to open our hearts to 24 beagles.
Q. How can I help?
Thank you – your help means the world to these beagles! A monetary donation right now is the most important way you can support AWS as we prepare to meet the beagles’ needs. We anticipate these dogs will need veterinary care, some might be extensive, such as dental cleanings, which can be quite costly. At minimum, they will receive wellness exams, preventatives, vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries. Give today.
Q. Can I donate blankets or towels to keep them comfortable?
No thank you. Due to the generous nature of our community, we have more than enough linens right now to accommodate these beagles and all the pets in our care. We will be sending the beagles home to foster care with all the supplies they need, including beds and blankets. Of course, since they will be in foster care, they will have plenty of comfy places to rest! So thank you, but blankets and towels are not needed at this time.
Q. What about food or other supplies?
At this time, a monetary donation or a gift card is the best way to help. Consider sending us a gift card to a local pet supply store or an online retailer such as Chewy, Walmart or Amazon. That way we have the funds in hand to purchase anything the beagles might need.
Q. What are the beagles like?
On Sunday, September 4, each beagle was greeted warmly by our animal care team, checked by our veterinary team and assessed by our behavior and training team. We have 22 females and 2 males and the majority of them around around 1-2 years old. They are all settling in, enjoying playing with toys, running around and learning how great it is to be a family pet!
Q. Can I volunteer to take care of them at AWS or foster one at home?
Thank you. At this time, we do not need volunteers to care for the beagles at AWS as they are all in foster care. If you’d like to learn more about volunteering in general at AWS or fostering another animal, please visit our website.
Q. I want to adopt a beagle. What is your process and when will they be available? Some of the beagles will likely be adopted by their foster families, and the rest will come back to AWS later in September. Adoptions are by appointment. Details about our adoption process are available online. To ensure our staff has the time and resources to devote to the beagles – and all our pets – please refrain from calling with adoption questions at this time and keep an eye on our website for updates. As soon as the beagles are ready for adoption, they will individually be listed at animalwelfaresociety.org/adoption/dogs.
Last updated 9/6/2022
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