ROANOKE, Va. -- The first of the rescued beagles from the shuttered Envigo breeding facility in Cumberland County have found new homes in Roanoke.
Officials with Angels of Assisi, which received 64 beagles from the facility last week, said ten of the puppies have gone to new families or foster homes.
The rest of the pups are not old enough yet to be adopted.
The community engagement director for Angels of Assisi said the dogs that have been adopted are very happy in their new homes.
“Especially the ones that have now weened from the babies, they're just adjusting really well,” Dayna Reynolds said. “And they're starting to do normal dog things and play with toys and learn how to go out and run around on the grass. It's just really heartwarming to see.”
Reynolds is also reminding potential adopters to be patient with the application process.
Angles of Assisi will be receiving another set of older beagles next week.
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