40 beagles seized from breeding facility now at Rhode Island SPCA

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Forty beagles arrived Tuesday at Rhode Island SPCA after being seized from a medical breeding facility from an undisclosed location in the country.

Twenty-five adults and 15 puppies are now looking for new homes.

Wayne Kezirian, president of the Rhode Island SPCA, said because this is an ongoing investigation the state that the dogs were taken from and how many other dogs were seized in this operation cannot be released.

It’s expected that number of 40 dogs may go up in the near future.

“It looks like one of the female dogs might be pregnant. But we have two litters of beautiful puppies, and as you can see coming off the truck these guys like human contact,” he added, saying it was unexpected to see these dogs so friendly considering their past.

Kezirian expects that a majority of these dogs will be ready for adoption in early July.

“They won the beagle lottery,” Kezirian added.

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