20 beagle puppies rescued by Virginia breeders arrive in South Florida for adoption – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

DANIA BEACH, FL. (WSVN) – A second group of beagle puppies have arrived in South Florida in search of a forever home after being rescued from inhumane conditions in Virginia.

7News cameras captured the 10-month-old puppies hours after their 3 p.m. trip early Thursday morning.

All 20 dogs are now waiting to be adopted by the Humane Society of Broward County.

“It’s really quite amazing,” said Mary Steffen, senior vice president of operations for the Humane Society of Broward.

Humane Society officials said the puppies were among the last remaining beagles at Envigo’s facility in Virginia.

Within hours of their arrival, the Humane Society of Broward received over 350 applications.

“All of our appointments are already sold out,” Steffen said.

The beagles’ arrival comes weeks after the Humane Society took in more than 40 beagles from the same breeding facility. These puppies were all adopted after the shelter received more than 1,000 requests for them.

Shortly after they took to social media to announce this latest group, it became clear that this breed remains in high demand.

“The announcement that we got the beagles went out around 9:30 a.m. this morning on our social media, and by 11:30 a.m. all of our appointments were sold out, I mean, with additional applications,” Steffen said.

Humane Society staff said the Envigo facility was facing dozens of federal violations for neglect and abuse, including more than 300 puppy deaths.

Steffen said she was happy to be able to help save them.

“It really is a lifesaver, and a trip from Virginia to here was really a free ride for these dogs,” she said.

These dogs are now prepared for a more ideal home.

Although applications for these beagles are closed, officials from the Humane Society of Broward said their arrival gives them the opportunity to showcase their other animals now available for adoption.

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