NINE MORE LABORATORY BEAGLES TASTE FREEDOM FOR THE FIRST TIME - From those first cautious steps onto the grass to their full wonderment of space, the freed group instantly packed together and explored their new world.”

On May 5th, the Beagle Freedom Project rescued nine more Beagles from a lifetime of laboratory testing in the Nevada area.  The dogs were all under three-years-old and have been placed in foster homes. Volunteers gave them all names for the first time too, based on famous singers who performed in Las Vegas. Read more from the Beagle Freedom Project website:

On Monday May the 5th (Cinco de Mayo) BFP rescued 9 beagles from a Nevada area lab and introduced them to a new life, their new families, and freedom in the gorgeous backyard of a Las Vegas supporter. This group of boys are young and in pretty good physical shape, but emotionally they have a long road ahead of them.

From those first cautious steps onto the grass to their full wonderment of space, the freed group instantly packed together and explored their new world. While at ease with each other they are definitely still fearful of human interaction. Unlike other rescued beagles who are love-starved and want all the affection families can give, this group kept its distance from everyone. Four of the guys were constantly looking for a spot to hide in and quickly found bushes, behind trees, a crate and an old wooden pen for their sanctuary.

This is an understandable anxiety built up after years of violence and trauma. With patience, tenderness, affection, and plenty of delicious treats they will learn to trust again.

The beagles have been named in honor of Vegas greats like the Rat Pack – Frankie, Dean, Sammy, and Joey, as well as performance legends like Wayne, Barry, Peter, and Tommy! (You know who we are talking about!).

Best of luck to these Beagles as they start their new lives out in the world. Click here for the full story and here for more about the Beagle Freedom Project. (Photos from their Facebook page)