Nearly 80 beagles newly arrived in the Triangle will soon need new loving homes.
North Carolina’s Triangle Beagle Rescue, based in Raleigh, took in all 79 beagles on Tuesday, doubling the number of dogs in the group in a single day.
Twenty-five of the dogs are puppies, according to the group, also known as TriBeagles. He announced the rescue of the new beagles in a Facebook post.
As of Thursday morning, the group had raised more than $7,190 in donations from more than 140 people to care for the dogs.
The beagles came from Envigo, a kennel in Cumberland, Va., where 4,000 dogs were rescued.
Envigo has been shut down for violating animal welfare laws for selling beagles to labs for scientific testing, animal advocates say. None of the rescued dogs were sold for testing, according to TriBeagles’ Leann Tenbusch.
The Humane Society of the United States coordinates transportation of beagles to shelters, Tenbusch said. The dogs are currently in foster homes until they are ready for adoption. During their stay, they can get medical attention, rehab and decompress.
“They are beautiful dogs, they are in great shape. They’re just confused,” Tenbusch said in a phone interview. “They only lived on cement and they don’t know what grass is; they don’t know what a bed is. They don’t know what trees are. So they learn to dog.
Some of the dogs are already wiggling their trails, Tenbusch said. She praised the community’s response to a July 23 TriBeagles Facebook post looking for volunteers. Typically, the group receives about two host family requests a week, after the post they received 200, Tenbusch said.
“We are all volunteers, we are not paid, so we have learned things,” she says. “Whenever I asked for collars, harnesses, the community sent whatever we asked for.”
TriBeagles said they hope to have more dogs after adopting the first 79 dogs. Most foster homes are in the Triangle area to be close to the area veterinarian.
Dogs still need to be neutered and neutered, Tenbusch said. In about two weeks, most will be ready for adoption. Puppies, which are only a few weeks old, will take longer to be ready.
How to Adopt Beagles
Those interested in adopting a beagle should review the group’s adoption approval process and application on their website at tribeeagles.org/adopt. The process usually takes about two to three weeks.
Dogs, once sterilized, will also have up-to-date vaccines. Puppies will cost $350, adult dogs $300 and seniors $200, Tenbusch said.
The Triangle Beagle Rescue has rescued over 4,000 beagles since 1999.
This story was originally published July 27, 2022 1:34 p.m.