Helen Woodward Animal Center rescues 43 Beagles from lab breeding facility –

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 43 beagles were just dropped off at the Helen Woodward Center after a huge rescue and they are now looking for foster families.

A total of 4,000 Beagles were rescued from the Virginia testing center and are now housed at dozens of animal centers across the country. Helen Woodward is one of only two animal centers on the West Coast to house these dogs.

The adorable lop-eared dogs have been rescued, medically treated and are now looking for foster homes! Of Helen Woodward’s 43 beagles, 38 are females that were used for breeding. The others are adult breeding males.

KUSI’s Hunter Sowards spoke with officials at the Helen Woodward Animal Center, who said most of these dogs had never even seen grass. That’s how bad their living conditions were in the test lab.

You can help support the rescue mission by visiting http://animalcenter.org/beaglerescue

On Tuesday, KUSI’s Kacey McKinnon was at the Helen Woodward Animal Center recapping Hunter Sowards coverage.

Benjamin M. Yerger