Michigan Humane Society allowed to rehome dogs used in lab testings

Published: Mar. 28, 2019 at 4:17 AM EDT
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The 36 beagles that were used sometimes in deadly testing at Charles River Laboratories in Mattawan will go to the Michigan Humane Society to be adopted out.

Corteva Agriscience, a division of Dow DuPont incorporated made the announcement on its Facebook page last night.

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The company commissioned the lab located just southwest of Kalamazoo to use the beagles for a year-long test on the toxicity of a new fungicide.

News 10 broke details about the U.S. Humane Society's undercover investigation into the lab that said some the lab's testings resulted in dogs being killed.

Last week, researchers said dogs were no longer being used for testing.

Wednesday night, Corteva said it reached an agreement with the Michigan Humane Society to re-home the dogs.

Corteva says the dogs are healthy and currently under the care of vets.

Over the next several weeks the dogs will get vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and will get to socialize with other animals before eventually being put up for adoption.