Richmond Animal Care and Control prepares Envigo Beagle adoption plans, timing unknown
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) officials announced in a Facebook post that they were helping the Humane Society of the United States to find homes for 4,000 beagles at the Envigo research breeding facility.
The Cumberland County dog breeding facility closed after a series of Federal Court rulings to bring the facility into compliance, years of coverage here on 8News and a establishment parent company announcement, Inotiv, that they would close. RACC is one of many shelters and rescue partners involved in placing Envigo’s dogs.
The RACC says it cannot share timing and other placement details for the beagle at this time, but in the social media post, the organization said it will transfer many beagles and asked the public for help in welcoming the animals.
Anyone who can open their home to a beagle from Envigo can email [email protected] There is a particular need for people capable of fostering mother beagles and their litters.
To prepare for beagles, the RACC asks people who can foster animals currently in his establishmentlocated at 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue in Richmond, to consider bringing pets home.
Housing one of the current cats or dogs at the shelter will help RACC free up space for beagles. To encourage people to take pets into foster care, adoption fees are reduced today to $50, excluding dogs under four months old.
In the Facebook post, the RACC said it would soon share details about beagle adoptions once the details are clear.