The first of five Beagles rescued from a medical laboratory in Northern New Jersey on July 4th.

Eatontown, NJ - John Adams”, a handsome three year old Beagle rescued from a New Jersey pharmaceutical testing laboratory, is preparing to meet his new family today. “John Adams” was one of five Beagles recovered on July 4th from a bankrupt laboratory that specializes in pharmacology and toxicity studies. Each of the five Beagles was given the name of an early American signer of the Declaration of Independence – to mark their own independence from a life of animal testing.

spca_beagle_john_adamsThe beagle "John Adams" meets his new family today.


Approximately 120 beagles, ages three to five-years-old, were taken from the Aniclin Preclinical Services in Warren County, NJ, after Aniclin’s parent pharmaceutical company could not pay its bills, according to the Times Herald-Record in New York’s Hudson Valley.  After being caught up in bankruptcy court proceedings, a judge ruled that the beagles be released into the care of animal rescue groups.

“All five of these beautiful dogs have lived in a cage their entire lives; they have never felt the sun or the grass at their feet.  They all have great dispositions, a ton of energy, and are ready to be adopted to a loving home where they will finally have the chance to finally be a dog,” said Isa Fowler, MCSPCA Adoptions Manager.

“We have been working closely with our partners at Best Friends Animal Society in Utah and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, NJ to get these wonderful dogs on the right path to a new life,” said Laurie Garrison, Executive Director of the MCSPCA. “Our team of dedicated staff and volunteers welcomes the opportunity to nurture them and provide them with a fresh start.”

Anyone interested in adopting one of these adorable Beagles, or any of the hundreds of other homeless pets in our care is encouraged to visit the Monmouth County SPCA Homeward Bound Adoption Center, at 260 Wall St., Eatontown, NJ 07724 or visit our website at: