Atlanta Humane Society takes in 27 beagles rescued from animal testing facility

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Humane Society is helping care for dozens of beagles that will soon need new homes.

The shelter took in 27 beagles who were rescued from a facility that bred the dogs for animal testing.

[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]

The dogs arrived in Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon and were put into new, cozy kennels right away.

“We’re looking for the community’s support through monetary donations as we anticipate the dogs to have many expensive medical conditions that our Shelter Medicine Team will need to diagnose and treat,” Atlanta Humane Society said. “Our Behavior Team is also preparing to help provide these dogs with the individualized behavior care that we provide to each animal who comes into our care.”


The beagles aren’t available for adoptions yet with shelter workers focused on getting them healthy first.

When they are cleared to be adopted, the Atlanta Humane Society will post their photos and information on the website.

The society also has specific pet alert system that people who are interested in adopting the beagles can sign up with.

[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]