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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A planeload of beagles has arrived in Los Angeles, where they will be found new homes.

The dogs landed at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday night and were whisked to the home of an attorney involved in their rescue.

Gary Smith of the Beagle Freedom Project told City News Service the beagles were rescued from an animal testing laboratory in Spain that was about to go out of business.

Part of the lab’s agreement in giving away the beagles was that they would not disclose what kind of tests had been done on the dogs.

After the plane touched down, the 40 dogs passed through customs. One was picked up by new owners at the airport while the rest were taken to lawyer Shannon Keith’s North Hollywood house.

If you’d like to learn how to foster or adopt the beagles, or help with future rescues, you can log on to BeagleFeedomProject.org.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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