Kindess Ranch Animal Sanctuary breaks personal record for dogs rescued

Published: Nov. 5, 2020 at 10:56 AM CST
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HARTVILLE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A Wyoming animal rescue sanctuary rescued 33 beagle puppies from a lab that tests on animals.

John Ramer, Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary executive director, said they were expecting to pick up from two facilities on Nov. 4. However, they still picked up more than usual. “I think it’s a record if not close to the record in the 15-year history of the sanctuary,” Ramer said. Ramer can’t say where the puppies came from or what field of study they were used in, but knows for sure they’re on track for a much better life than before.

These puppies are 14-weeks old which is much younger than when Kindness Ranch gets them. “The average age of the beagle we pull out of labs are anywhere from three to five years and by that point, in time the USDA mandates that they can only be used in a set number of research studies,” Ramer said.

Lots of animals they rescue from research labs, including these puppies, haven’t been outside before. “They don’t know how to use steps and they’re not housebroken so it’s like we have a five-year puppy and we have to train them how to be a dog,” Ramer said.

They have staff members with animals twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. Ramer feels his staff is very dedicated.

Ramer said these puppies will be spayed or neutered after Thanksgiving and will be ready for adoption around the holidays. Their $150 adoption fee comes with the surgery and a microchip.

Ramer said they have a waiting list for beagles, but if interested the link to an adoption form his here.

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