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35 beagles rescued from suspected hoarder

ENCINITAS — A group of 35 beagles ranging from puppies to pregnant moms to adults are scheduled to arrive at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza St. in Encinitas at 10:45 Monday morning, February 23rd. A caravan of six vehicles will transport the dogs from a hoarder to the animal shelter. Some of the dogs and puppies are expected to become available for adoption in the next few weeks at Rancho Coastal Humane Society and El Cajon based Four Paws Coonhound Rescue and Friends.

RCHS President Jim Silveira says, “Four Paws Rescue contacted RCHS about these Beagles and also a female Pug, her puppies, and five other adult Pugs. The owner was no longer able to provide care for the dogs and she needed our help. Pug Rescue is in the process of finding homes for the Pugs. The Beagles will be coming here. As soon as they’re examined, vaccinated, altered, and pronounced to be in good health they’ll be released by our Medical Director. After that half of them will stay here and the other half will go into foster care with Four Paws Rescue.”

Initial examinations indicate that some of the dogs are suffering from inner ear infections. Others will require dental care before they can be released for adoption.

The litters vary in size from an adult female with one puppy to another with a litter of seven. There are four pregnant female Beagles and another five adults with no puppies.

Silveira says that it’s a lucky coincidence that the 35 beagles will be arriving just days after a Beagle named “Miss P” won the title of “Best of Show” at the Westminster Dog Show. “For these 35 beagles, the timing couldn’t be better. Beagles are in the spotlight. The attention should attract potential adopters to RCHS and Four Paws, helping to find homes for the beagles and the other dogs in our kennels and foster care.”

The puppies are expected to become available for adoption in the coming months.

Visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza St., Encinitas, call (760) 753-6413, or log on to