When a 2-year-old beagle named Fin was carried out in September from the Envigo breeding and research facility in Cumberland, Va., it ended a nearly 60-day operation to rescue almost 4,000 dogs from the research facility. After federal judge approved a plan to remove the dogs in July 2022, several rescue groups and volunteers stepped up to find them homes in an effort that drew attention nationwide. Envigo, which was acquired in 2021 by Inotiv and worked with the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, closed the site in Cumberland last year. Adam Parascandola, vice president of the animal rescue team for the Humane Society of the US, helped place the beagles. Every dog and its circumstances are different, he said, and dogs that come from rescue situations will bring varying degrees of ability and comfort. He recommends that prospective owners share their expectations for the new pet with adoption centers, so they can help facilitate the best lifestyle fit.

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