CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. – A beagle rescued from Virginia passes his medical examinations and is now available for adoption at the SEK Humane Society.

In July, the US Department of Justice took over the Envigo lab. The lab was used for testing, but also bred the dogs to supply other labs that test on animals.

A lawsuit filed by the DOJ described shocking conditions for the animals. Government inspectors discovered that the beagles had been denied veterinary care for easily treatable conditions and were instead killed. They were denied food. In eight weeks, 25 beagle puppies died from exposure to cold. Some dogs have been injured when attacked by other dogs in crowded conditions.

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The company denies the allegations but has closed.

The SEK Humane Society welcomes Beagles

Organizations across the United States have taken in approximately 4,000 beagles. The Southeast Kansas Humane Society took in eight beagles – four adults and four puppies.

They gave names to these dogs:

  • Robert, five years old
  • one year old copper
  • A female, Nellie, is the oldest of the group at 7 years old
  • Then Daisy and her puppies – Lily, Tulip, Lavender and Rose.

The Humane Society provided them with veterinary care and taught them how to socialize.

Now Nellie is ready for a forever home.

“We are thrilled to share that Nellie was successful in her medical visits and even did some fantastic things at a socializing event for her earlier this month! Thanks to her dazzling progress, she will be officially available for adoption. this Thursday, September 1.

Due to the large number of adopters interested in beagles from the Virginia case, adopters MUST complete a online application on our website. As of 1 p.m. on September 1, adopters will be able to find Nellie listed on our website under our adoptable pets tab. After clicking on her photo which leads to her bio page, they will see an adoption request button on the right side.

We thank everyone for their support as we have worked with these dogs. They no longer have to worry about being over-bred or sold for testing. Our (2) adult boys, Copper & Robert, are doing very well and are on track to be available here in the next few weeks. Daisy and her (4) puppies are also doing great!