MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – One of 4,000 beagles rescued from abusive conditions at a research puppy facility in Virginia found her fur forever home on Saturday.
Peanut Butter is one of six beagles at the facility who have been transferred to Dane4Dogs, a local organization dedicated to ending the breeding, sale and use of dogs and cats for the purposes of experimentation. Although the organization focuses on community education, when founder Rebekah Robinson discovered that some of the rescued beagles needed homes, she decided to put on a different hat.
“We are primarily an education nonprofit,” Robinson said. “We go to different communities and educate them about dog and cat experimentation and research puppy mills like Envigo. We were excited to do it, it was a learning curve, but we’ve managed to adopt all seven into simply wonderful homes.
Peanut Butter has been in foster care since her rescue in June and since then has been receiving necessary veterinary care, including treatment for injured paws, extensive dental work, neutering, blood work, exams and being microchipped. , according to Dane4Dogs.
Peanut Butter’s foster family say she has changed tremendously since she first received her two months ago.
“It’s been difficult and very rewarding,” said Nikita Bartle, Peanut Butter’s adoptive mother. “She’s been through a lot, and seeing her from the start to now is fair, it’s hard to describe the changes she’s made in such a short time.”
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