Many of the beagles bound out of their cages with exuberance, so excited to finally run, play, sniff, pee, and be the silly little dogs they are meant to be. A few of the others however have a tougher road ahead of them, still clearly suffering the effects of PTSD. These sweet scared little beagles flinch at the sight of a human hand and cuddle together for security in corners. With time, patience, and unconditional love thought, they will recover.
With 38 new survivors to celebrate and 38 more stories to tell - our real work begins now. Translating the harrowing tale of these former victims into new inspirational ambassadors to provoke much needed public conversations about animal testing and what we can all do to end it is our collective job.
The first step is supporting this release. The transportation, the veterinary costs (dozens of spay/neuter operations), the behavioral work, the GPS collars, the resources spent vetting and preparing the families ... this work is not cheap and nor should it be when lives hang in the balance. Please help - this was our most expensive operation to date!