PORT JEFFERSON STATION, NY (WPIX) - According to animal rescue 
officials, over 100 beagles were rescued from an abandoned 
cosmetics laboratory in Warren County, New Jersey earlier this 
week and they're now looking for new homes.

The beagles were being used for pharmaceutical and chemical tests 
at the lab, officials said.

In a strange twist of fate the dogs were saved in part by the bad 
economy after the company that owned the lab filed for bankruptcy.

"They closed the laboratory down and left the dogs inside," said 
Lynne Schoepfer, Executive Director of Save-A-Pet in Port Jefferson 

The animal rescue organization, along with several other rescue 
groups, stepped in and saved 120 beagles in all.
"It was basically a make up company so they were doing inhalation 
tests on them, not all of them were tested, not sure which ones 
were and which ones weren't."

The rescue groups determined that the dogs spent their entire 
lives in steel cages.

Officials say there is no way of telling if the animals have internal 
damage from the chemical exposure, but they appear to be in 
good shape, sniffing away and active which indicates good lung 

The beagles, which were spayed and neutered, were up for adoption 

"I think they'll make great pets all of them come up to you 
looking for affection," said Schoepfer.

To learn how to adopt one of the rescued beagles, visit the 
Save-A-Pet website.

Article taken from KTLA.com

Mary Ann