04 August 2022- The Adams County SPCA opens doors to 30 beagles from the Envigo facility in Cumberland, Virginia. The Adams County SPCA assists in the Humane Society of the United States’ work to find placement for approximately 4,000 beagles.

The Adams County SPCA brought 30 beagles to its facility located at 11 Goldenville Rd in Gettysburg, PA as part of the group of beagles to be removed from a mass-breeding facility riddled with animal welfare concerns. The Humane Society of the United States is coordinating the removal of approximately 4,000 beagles housed at an Envigo RMS LLC facility in Cumberland, VA which bred dogs to be sold to laboratories for animal experimentation.

The transfer plan was submitted by the Department of Justice and Envigo RMS LLC, with the agreement of the Humane Society of the United States to assume the responsibility of coordinating placement. The transfer will take place in stages over the next 60 days, and the dogs will be up for adoption via The Adams County SPCA along with other shelters and rescues.

All the Beagles will be examined by our veterinarian, fixed, micro-chipped, de-wormed, vaccinated for Rabies, distemper and kennel cough, tested for heartworms and lymes disease before they are available for adoption. If you are interested in adoption, please fill out an application at the link below. We will contact you once your application is approved and the dogs are ready to be adopted.

Please remember that these dogs are NOT your typical dogs. They are NOT housebroken, they have NEVER even touched grass, seen rain, snow or sun, drank water from a bowl, or known what love is. It is going to take time and hard work to train them. If you are up for the challenge, please fill out the application.

The transfer plan comes as a result of a lawsuit filed against Envigo by the Department of Justice in May, alleging Animal Welfare Act violations at the facility. Repeated federal inspections have resulted in dozens of violations, including findings that some dogs had been “euthanized” without first receiving anesthesia, that dogs had received inadequate veterinary care and insufficient food, and that they were living in unsanitary conditions.

“It takes a massive network of compassionate, expert shelters and rescues to make an operation of this scale possible,” said Lindsay Hamrick, shelter outreach and engagement director for the Humane Society of the United States. “We are deeply grateful to each organization that is stepping up to find these dogs the loving homes they so deserve.

”The Humane Society of the United States is maintaining a list of partners accepting animals into their adoption program. For more information about the beagles at the Adams County SPCA finding homes visit our website at www.adamscountyspca.org If you are interested in adopting one of the beagles, please submit an application at www.adamscountyspca.org/dog-application, if you are interested in making a donation to help with the care of the beagles you can do so on our website at www.adamscountyspca.org