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Dogs rescued from Mattawan lab will be adopted

Posted: 10:25 AM, Mar 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-26 10:25:20-04

MATTAWAN, Mich. — WSYM FOX 47 has new information on a story we broke earlier this month about an investigation into a Michigan lab and its testing of dozens of dogs.

The Humane Society tells WOOD TV8 it hopes to have an update on when it can get the dogs Tuesday. Earlier this month, we broke details about the Humane Society’s investigation, showing testing at ‘Charles River Laboratories’ in Mattawan, just southwest of Kalamazoo.

The report said some of the lab’s testing resulted in dogs being killed.

Last week, WSYM reported dogs were no longer being used for testing, but 36 beagles are in the care of Corteva Agriscience, a division of DowDuPont, Inc.

Dow contracted the Mattawan Lab to use the beagles for year-long test on the toxicity of a new fungicide.

The Humane Society of the United States says with special care and diet the surviving dogs could be put up for adoption.

As of March 25, the Humane Society was still waiting for the dogs to be handed over.

FOX 47 will be tracking this story and let you know as soon as the dogs are released to the Humane Society.