CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- ENVIGO has announced it will close its facility in Cumberland County but the fate of the puppies still there is up in the air.

The facility has been under fire recently by federal investigators. Last month, a senior U.S. district court judge slapped a temporary restraining order on ENVIGO.

The breeding facility has been hounded by federal complaints and animal welfare violations, as well as an undercover operation by PETA.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint on May 19 after seeing videos PETA had taken during a seven-month undercover investigation.

Hundreds of beagles had been cooped up in small cages. PETA claimed its investigators had seen more than 360 dead dogs.

The judge's restraining order led to the seizure of 446 dogs and puppies that officials say were found "in distress."  

However, there are still more than 3,000 dogs at the facility. ENVIGO wants to sell the remaining animals for experimentation, but a PETA spokesperson says no way.

“We want them to be afforded the opportunity to find a loving home, to finally have the opportunity to be dogs. To feel grass under their paws, the sun on their backs, to sit on the couch with their family. Not spend their entire existence trapped in a cage being cut open and tortured by experimenters," said Daphna Nachminovitch, the Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations at PETA.

A joint statement from local lawmakers calls on ENVIGO and its parent company, INOTIV, to release all of the dogs and puppies for adoption and forgo any plans to sell them. 

Earlier this year, Governor Glenn Youngkin signed bills aimed at animal cruelty and restrictions on animals being used for research.