BREAKING NEWS FROM the Humane Society on #JaneUnChained #LIVETALK The beagles, who were undergoing pesticide testing at a Michigan lab, have been released to the Michigan Humane Society, where they will be prepared for adoption. The Humane Society of the United States‘ undercover investigation last month revealed beagles undergoing testing for a Brazil-bound pesticide. Kathleen Conlee, VP of Animal Research Issues, tells us the story! As soon as they learned of this, their Humane Society International team reached out to Brazil to get a waiver for the test. Once the company announced an end to the test, they tapped into their vast network of 350 animal shelter partners to find a suitable organization to take the beagles in and prepare them for loving homes. The Michigan Humane Society stepped up to the plate and agreed to take the dogs under their wing. HSUS will provide a grant to help assist with the care of the dogs prior to adoption.
You can learn more about the victory, the undercover investigation and the next steps for the rescued beagles HERE.
Kitty Block is President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and her Blog states “Since the dogs have been raised for use in the laboratory and aren’t used to walking on a leash or going outside, MHS’s expert behaviorists will carry out a full behavioral assessment of each dog, as well as an independent veterinary assessment. The shelter will then use these assessments to determine next steps for the dogs, including possible placement of the dogs in their foster network. The HSUS will provide a grant to help assist with the care of the dogs prior to adoption.”