PHOTOS: ‘Spa day’ in Arlington for beagles rescued from Envigo

A group of rescued beagles got a special “spa day” treatment after they arrived at a shelter in Arlington, Virginia.

Virginia-based Homeward Trails, an organization facilitating rehabilitation and adoption for dogs and cats, is one of several groups working with the Humane Society of the United States to move about 4,000 beagles out of the Envigo facility in Cumberland County. When they arrived at Homeward Trails, the staff and volunteers there made sure the rescued pups got the full spa treatment.

Separately, around 200 of the rescued beagles arrived at the Humane Society facility in Maryland on Thursday night.

Thousands of beagles are being transferred from Envigo, a Virginia breeding facility racked with federal violations, including severe mistreatment of the dogs that a federal judge called “torturous abuse.”

See photos of beagle cleanup day in Arlington below.

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