Humane Society takes custody of lab dogs

Southwest Michigan
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MATTAWAN, Mich. (WOOD) — The dogs that were being used in experiments at a southwest Michigan lab are now in the custody of the Michigan Humane Society.

The Humane Society posted on its Facebook page Tuesday that it had the dogs, all beagles. It says it take several weeks to check out the dogs before they become available for adoption. A more precise timeline should be released later on the agency’s social media accounts.

“Our focus right now is on working toward positive re-homing opportunities for each of the animals,” the Michigan Humane Society said.

The Humane Society of the United States released undercover video in March showing the dogs being used in toxicity testing at Charles River Laboratories in Mattawan. The Humane Society of the United States said the tests resulted in the deaths of many of the dogs.

The next week, Corteva Agriscience, a division of DowDuPont Inc., said the testing was ended when regulators from Brazil stopped requiring it.

Corteva ultimately announced that it would partner with the Michigan Humane Society to rehome the dogs.

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