Rescued beagle finds new home in Vermont

Published: Aug. 21, 2022 at 8:20 PM EDT
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WEST RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) - The Humane Society of the United States is more than halfway finished finding new homes for nearly 4,000 beagles rescued from a Virginia facility. One of the dogs found its new home in Vermont.

Lucy is a 3-month-old beagle who was settled in West Rutland earlier this week.

This comes after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Envigo, a private contract research organization, after Envigo allegedly violated the animal welfare act at the Virginia breeding facility.

Federal agencies say the facility had inadequate veterinary care, little food for the dogs, and unsanitary conditions.

Debby Biathrow is Lucy’s owner. She says the decision to adopt the pup was a no-brainer.

“It’s an amazing feeling to know that she will have a wonderful life here with us,” Biathrow said. “There were three other of her litter mates that were also rescued the same day. We met some of the people that adopted her sister before we got there and they felt the same way. Really fortunate to be able to show them what love is.”

Biathrow says Lucy is settling in just fine and is loving her new home.