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Northeast Coonhound Rescue in partnership with BeFreegle Foundation is proud to have been a part of the rescue effort to find homes for a group of beagles from the Envigo facility in Cumberland, VA. This facility bred beagles to be sold to laboratories for animal testing. Upon a federal investigation, Envigo was cited for several violations and was subsequently shut down by the U.S. Department of Justice. The Humane Society of the United States had taken on the monumental task of removing approximately 4,000 beagles from the facility and distributing them to their rescue partners throughout the United States. If you would like to read more about this nationwide effort to find homes for these beagles, visit https://www.humanesociety.org/
On August 13, 2022, NECR accepted fifty 4-5 month old beagle puppies from HSUS. Fifteen puppies remained in the care of NECR and the remaining thirty five were distributed to rescue partners throughout eastern Massachusetts. Thank you to Great Dog Rescue New England, Forever Home Rescue New England, Brown Dog Coalition, Humane Society and Shelter SouthCoast and Sweet Paws Rescue, who all accepted beagles.
The story behind this rescue effort caused a tremendous wave of adoption interest across the United States and Canada. NECR alone received over 65 applications and countless inquiries for our 15 beagles. Since these dogs were looked at as somewhat underdogs, we decided to name ours after superheros. We are pleased to announce all our superhero pups; Batgirl, Captain America, Superman, Domino, Elektra, Green Lantern, Hawkeye, Storm, Supergirl, Mera, Thor, Mystique, Aquaman, Daredevil and Vixen have been placed in their forever homes and are doing well. Thank you to everyone who supported our participation in this rescue effort. We are no longer accepting applications and we will not be getting more Envigo beagles.
Northeast Coonhound Rescue is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the welfare and rescue of coonhounds, hound mixes, and beagles. We transport dogs from the southern
and midwestern states to New England, New York and New Jersey to find their forever homes. We promote the coonhound breeds in the Northeast and provide educational information to potential adopters. We also provide referrals to coonhounds available through shelters and other rescues in New England. We hope you'll join our community of hound lovers, visit our Facebook page, and come and meet us at our events and trail walks with our rescued hounds.
We are a foster based rescue. Our dogs are in foster homes throughout the area or in some cases in the south waiting to be transported north. We do not have a physical shelter.
We have been rescuing hounds since 2010 and, to date, have rescued more than 1,200 coonhounds and beagles.
Coonhounds and beagles are abandoned in shelters because in many parts of the country they have very little value as pets. They are often kept outside in pens and sometimes do not even have names. They are sometimes viewed as 'hunting equipment' and will even have numbers or symbols painted or tattooed on them. But hounds are highly sociable dogs - they love living with people too. Unfortunately, they are often surrendered after hunting season is over, or if as young dogs they do not prove themselves to be good trackers. They can also become stray after wandering off, as well as falling victim to changes in the owners health, finances or living situation - like all shelter dogs. Because they are so 'common' in the South and relatively unknown in the North, coonhounds often never make it out of shelters and are passed over by other dog rescue groups. Our mission is to educate people about the suitability of coonhounds as pets and to support hound adoption in the Northeastern states.
Adults 1 - 8 years $400
Seniors 9+ years old $300
*Please note, there is an additional $300 spay/neuter deposit for unaltered puppies. It is refundable with proof of spay/neuter.