Rescuing a dog from a kennel is a very special thing. You are giving a dog that may have given up on life another chance at a great home. But what The Beagle Freedom Project does is entirely different kind of special rescue. The Beagle Freedom Project rescues beagles used in animal experimentation, who have pent their entire lives in research facilities, and gives them a chance at life in a loving, forever home.
This video is the story of just one of those rescues. This beagle rescue of 9 dogs who had spent their entire lives in cages took place in 2011. The video shows the 9 frightened beagles taking their first ever steps outside on grass. You can see the fear on their faces as the rescuers open the cages for the first time, and the dogs take the initial, timid moves from the crates that they have lived in for their first 2 years of life in.
Beagle Freedom Project began in December 2010 when Shannon Keith received information that beagles who were used for animal experiments in a research lab were to be given a chance at freedom. Our mission is rescuing and finding homes for beagles used in laboratory research.
Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities. The research industry says they adapt well to living in a cage, and are inexpensive to feed. Research beagles are usually obtained directly from commercial breeders who specifically breed dogs to sell to scientific institutions.
After a lot of patience and training from their new owners, all 9 of the dogs in this video are now free and living in loving homes.
And to see another amazing dog rescue check out this heartwarming story of a golden retriever rescued to a loving home.