(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, AUG 10 – In what is arguably the largest dog rescue in US history, nearly 4,000 beagles were stolen from a Virginia facility that wanted to sell them to drug testing laboratories.
Volunteers from the organization behind this mega-rescue, the Humane Society of the United States, began rescuing the first batch of puppies last month. “Knowing what the fate of these dogs would be and what their future will be now is an indescribable feeling,” Kitty Block, the company’s president and chief executive officer, told Us Today. The puppies have been taken in at several shelters from Illinois to Pennsylvania who will now undergo medical tests, vaccinations and other treatments before they are ready for adoption.
“It will take 60 days to entrust these dogs to the loving care of their new owners,” said Kitty, who posted several videos of the beagles that have already gone viral on the association’s social accounts. (HANDLE).