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Pups recovering in Wellington after being rescued from research lab

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By Juan Carlos Fanjul - bio | email

WELLINGTON, FL (WFLX) - More than a dozen beagles are flown to Palm Beach County to find a safe haven. Now, a local vet is stepping up to really lend them a paw.

Animal Wellness Center in West Palm Beach volunteered to spay and neuter the dogs that were flown to PBIA from North Carolina Saturday. They were being subjected to experimental testing.

According to the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, the animals were being tested with expired pain killers. Their teeth were then yanked to see if they were still effective.

A video released by PETA is so disturbing, it can't be shown on TV. We've posted the video below. Please note, the video is very graphic and contains vulgar language.

That North Carolina lab was shut down and the dogs -- many which had never seen sunlight -- were sent to shelters all over the country.

Wellington-based In Dogs We Trust took in 16 beagles. Now, as they ready them for adoption, Animal Wellness Center has offered to spay and neuter the dogs for free. "It's something important for us and we wanted to help and do that for them," said veterinarian Steve Simmons.

Animal Wellness Center also sponsors Fox 29's Pet Connections.

The dogs are not quite ready for adoption. They are not potty trained and are still getting used to human companionship.

For more information on their status, and if you would like to help go to the In Dogs We Trust Web site.

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