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Humane society takes in four rescued beagles – Butler Eagle

Eight month old Valor, one of the 4000 beagles rescued from a Virginia lab, shows his love to Alicia Tereck, a three-year employee at the Butler Humane Society in Renfrew. Valor is one of four dogs the society is housing, the others are named Freedom, Liberty, and Courage. Cary Shaffer/Butler Eagle 08/10/22

Bringing home beagle

Normally, the Butler County Humane Society takes in stray animals from the area community. But recently four dogs came from more than six hours away to be sheltered by the organization.

The Butler County Humane Society now has four 8-month-old male beagles that were just a few rescued last month from a Cumberland, Virginia breeding facility that was recently shut down for violating federal regulations.

The new arrivals are a little skittish, according to Cari Ciancio, executive director of the Butler County Humane Society, but she also said they are like most other beagles and are “very docile, friendly animals.”

“They don’t know how to walk on leashes, they are friendly but shy,” Ciancio said of the new dogs. “Butler seems to love its beagles, so I don’t imagine that these guys are going to be here very long.”

Ciancio said this beagle induction has been in the works for about a month, as animal shelters across the country have been taking in some of the 4,000 from the breeding facility.

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