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Humane Society Receives Six Beagles From Mass Breeding Facility

4,000 beagles were bound for animal testing labs

Vero Beach - Friday September 2, 2022: The Humane Society of the United States, with support from many shelter and rescue partners, removed approximately 4,000 beagles from a mass breeding facility in Virginia, that received multiple violations for issues such as inadequate veterinary care and insufficient food.

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

The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County (HSVB) took in six beagles earlier this week, and are being assessed by our veterinarian and medical team.

More than 100 shelters and rescues all over the country opened their doors to these dogs, including eleven Florida Shelters.

“I am thrilled that we had the opportunity to help assist these dogs come to Vero Beach to find their new forever homes. We are so incredibly happy that these sweet dogs will have a second chance at a happy and healthy life in our pet-loving community, states Kate Meghji, Humane Society’s Chief Executive Officer.

The dogs will be spayed and/or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before they are available for adoption. Please follow our website and social media pages for updates, as the beagles are not currently available for adoption.

To learn more about the Humane Society of Vero Beach visit:, or call 772-388-3331.

About the Humane Society of Vero Beach
HSVB is a non-profit independently operated open door shelter located at 6230 77th St., Vero Beach, Florida.

The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is dedicated to helping and protecting the animals of Indian River County and to assisting owners to keep pets in their homes. In addition to adopting homeless animals, HSVB operates a wellness clinic and two thrift stores – one is Vero Beach and one in Sebastian.