BEAGLE FREEDOM BILL PENDING IN MINNESOTA - The Beagle Freedom Bill will ensure that tax-payer funded laboratories in MN offer up the dogs and cats for public adoption through rescue organizations like BFP at the end of research.  Today, standard procedure is to summarily euthanize (destroy) all of these animals.”

A bill which provides Beagles who are used for laboratory testing in Minnesota with the opportunity to be adopted is pending in the Minnesota legislature. Beagles are commonly used for laboratory testing and are often euthanized after their usefulness has ended. HF1370 (the companion bill in the Minnesota senate is SF1164) was introduced last year but is still at the committee stage. The Beagle Freedom Project hopes to push this bill towards passage soon. Those interested in supporting the bill can visit this page where you can also submit comments to the Minnesota legislature.  Here’s part of the text of HF1370:

(a) A higher education research facility that receives public money, including tax-exempt status, or a facility that provides research in collaboration with a higher education facility that confines dogs or cats for science or research purposes and plans on destroying a dog or cat used for science or research purposes, must first offer the dog or cat to an animal rescue organization. A facility that is required to offer dogs or cats to an animal rescue organization under this section may enter into an agreement with the animal rescue organization to protect the facility.

Please share to raise awareness about this bill. Click here to learn more about the Beagle Freedom Project, and here for more information on how to support the Beagle Freedom Bill.  

STEALTHY DOG GETS CHICKEN NUGGETS

A Beagle named Lucy was captured on her owner’s hidden camera in the kitchen. She figures out how to get to some chicken nuggets in the oven. It appears the kitchen is not as dog-proof as hoped.

DOG WHO SURVIVED GASSING TO APPEAR IN ROSE PARADE - “He was placed with 17 other dogs in a stainless-steel box roughly the size of a pickup truck bed that was filled with carbon monoxide.”
In 2011, a shelter in Alabama tried to euthanize a Beagle named Daniel along with 17 other dogs. When the gas chamber was opened, Daniel emerged, unharmed. Daniel has since been adopted and he and his owner, Joe Dwyer, have become advocates for shelter dogs. Daniel will now be featured on the Lucy Pet Foundation’s float in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Read more from the Whittier Daily News:

Workers at the facility were surprised when he emerged, scared but unscathed, from the chamber. They named him Daniel after the biblical figure who survived the lion’s den.
He was adopted by Joe Dwyer of Nutley, N.J., and has been living happily with Dwyer’s family and other rescue dogs at their home about 10 miles west of New York City.
Dwyer, a motivational speaker, said Daniel’s story of surviving and thriving has prompted laws in 31 states that protect shelter animals against inhumane forms of euthanasia.
Daniel will perform his “high five to keep pets alive” trick and perform with other animal shelter survivors on a parade float sponsored by the Lucy Pet Foundation, which runs mobile spay, neuter and adoption clinics across the country. Daniel has been chosen as the “spokesdog” for the California-based organization, Dwyer added.

For some reason, Daniel escaped death and he is now making the most of his life by spreading awareness about the plight of shelter dogs. Click here for the full story and here for more about Daniel (Photo from his Facebook page).

DOG WHO SURVIVED GASSING TO APPEAR IN ROSE PARADE - He was placed with 17 other dogs in a stainless-steel box roughly the size of a pickup truck bed that was filled with carbon monoxide.”

In 2011, a shelter in Alabama tried to euthanize a Beagle named Daniel along with 17 other dogs. When the gas chamber was opened, Daniel emerged, unharmed. Daniel has since been adopted and he and his owner, Joe Dwyer, have become advocates for shelter dogs. Daniel will now be featured on the Lucy Pet Foundation’s float in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Read more from the Whittier Daily News:

Workers at the facility were surprised when he emerged, scared but unscathed, from the chamber. They named him Daniel after the biblical figure who survived the lion’s den.

He was adopted by Joe Dwyer of Nutley, N.J., and has been living happily with Dwyer’s family and other rescue dogs at their home about 10 miles west of New York City.

Dwyer, a motivational speaker, said Daniel’s story of surviving and thriving has prompted laws in 31 states that protect shelter animals against inhumane forms of euthanasia.

Daniel will perform his “high five to keep pets alive” trick and perform with other animal shelter survivors on a parade float sponsored by the Lucy Pet Foundation, which runs mobile spay, neuter and adoption clinics across the country. Daniel has been chosen as the “spokesdog” for the California-based organization, Dwyer added.

For some reason, Daniel escaped death and he is now making the most of his life by spreading awareness about the plight of shelter dogs. Click here for the full story and here for more about Daniel (Photo from his Facebook page).

NINE MORE BEAGLES FREED FROM TESTING LABORATORY - These shell-shocked survivors came from a lab in the Midwest, just outside of Minnesota, and made the journey into the Twin Cities area to start a new life…”

Recently, the Beagle Freedom Project rescued nine Beagles from a laboratory in Minnesota. The seven males and two females were subjected to various experimental tests but are now on their way to new homes. The Camp Bow Wow Plymouth Dog Daycare and Boarding Facility assisted in the rescue of these dogs. Read more from the Beagle Freedom Project website:

The 7 boys and 2 girls are all just over three years of age. They run the gamut from severely skinny to a little on the heavy side. Fresh reminders in the form of scars, surgically shaved areas, and infected sutures marked most of their small bodies. Like other rescues – their personalities all were so unique. Some eagerly embraced the excitement of this new freedom by zooming from dog to dog and person to person sniffing, licking, marking, and humping (just neutered a few days prior) – their eyes alive with amazement and joy. Most gingerly explored and made cautious acquaintances with the uncommonly friendly people tearfully watching their every move. And a few retreated into corners – and themselves – afraid of what was going to happen next because their lives up until this point had conditioned them for the worst.

After 45 minutes of playtime with each other these lucky survivors were scooped by their new families. Their journey to a home, a recovery, and new wonderful new life has just begun.

Thanks to the dedicated folks of the Beagle Freedom Project, these nine dogs have new lives. Hopefully they all recover from their painful experiences. Click here for the full story and more photos. 

INJURED DOG SEEKS HELP FOR OWNER AFTER CAR ACCIDENT - “Lucy…who was also injured, limped to a nearby dentist’s office and barked until help arrived.” 
A Beagle-Husky mix named Lucy and her owner were hit by a car in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Both Lucy and her owner were injured, but Lucy managed to make her way to a nearby dentist’s office and get help while her owner was unconscious. Lucy returned to the scene of the accident and stayed by her owner. Both of them will require surgery to recover from their injuries. Read more from CBS Boston:

John blacked out and doesn’t remember what happened. Lucy, a husky-beagle mix, who was also injured, limped to a nearby dentist’s office and barked until help arrived. She limped back and stayed by John’s side until emergency crews arrived.
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“We found out that beagles actually cry, they have tear ducts,” said Caitlan Miles, John’s daughter. “So after the accident, when I was home with her, she had tears running down her fur. She is walking around lost without him.”

Lucy did a great job of looking after her owner. Hopefully she recovers from her injuries soon. Click here for the full story. 

INJURED DOG SEEKS HELP FOR OWNER AFTER CAR ACCIDENT - Lucy…who was also injured, limped to a nearby dentist’s office and barked until help arrived.”
 

A Beagle-Husky mix named Lucy and her owner were hit by a car in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Both Lucy and her owner were injured, but Lucy managed to make her way to a nearby dentist’s office and get help while her owner was unconscious. Lucy returned to the scene of the accident and stayed by her owner. Both of them will require surgery to recover from their injuries. Read more from CBS Boston:

John blacked out and doesn’t remember what happened. Lucy, a husky-beagle mix, who was also injured, limped to a nearby dentist’s office and barked until help arrived. She limped back and stayed by John’s side until emergency crews arrived.

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“We found out that beagles actually cry, they have tear ducts,” said Caitlan Miles, John’s daughter. “So after the accident, when I was home with her, she had tears running down her fur. She is walking around lost without him.”

Lucy did a great job of looking after her owner. Hopefully she recovers from her injuries soon. Click here for the full story. 

BEAGLE FROM TESTING LABORATORY SAVED FROM DEATH ROW - Dixie’s “adopter” dumped her at the local pound. Dixie was on death row when one of our supporters told us about her…”

A Beagle named Dixie was subjected to experiments at a laboratory in Indiana before being released. However, the people who adopted her gave her up to a shelter where she was scheduled to be euthanized. Fortunately, the Beagle Freedom Project heard about Dixie and rescued her. Read more from the Beagle Freedom Project Facebook page:

Dixie is from a laboratory in Indiana. It’s very rare that laboratories attempt to find homes for the animals, and when they do, they give them to anyone that will take them. This was Dixie’s fate. Someone took her - they were not prepared to deal with the psychological issues that come as a result of living in confinement, loneliness, neglect, abuse and boredom.

Dixie’s “adopter” dumped her at the local pound. Dixie was on death row when one of our supporters told us about her and we moved quickly to rescue her. Dixie is now safe with one of our outstanding fosters. She needs time and a lot of love.

Dixie is on her way to a new life. Hopefully she recovers from her terrible past and finds peace. Click here for more information (Photos from the Beagle Freedom Project Facebook page)

BEAGLE RESCUED FROM TESTING LAB SEES OCEAN FOR THE FIRST TIME - “Ben is one of 7 beagles rescued from a DC area laboratory where he was a test subject for the first 4 years of his life.”
Ben Franklin is one of the seven beagles who were rescued by the Beagle Freedom Project from a testing facility earlier this year. He is currently enjoying his new life and visited the ocean for the first time. Recently, the Beagle Freedom Project also rescued six more Beagles from a laboratory in the Bay Area. Let’s hope all these rescued Beagles all find wonderful homes in which to enjoy their new lives. Click here for more about the Beagle Freedom Project, and here for Ben Franklin’s Facebook page. 

BEAGLE RESCUED FROM TESTING LAB SEES OCEAN FOR THE FIRST TIME - Ben is one of 7 beagles rescued from a DC area laboratory where he was a test subject for the first 4 years of his life.”

Ben Franklin is one of the seven beagles who were rescued by the Beagle Freedom Project from a testing facility earlier this year. He is currently enjoying his new life and visited the ocean for the first time. Recently, the Beagle Freedom Project also rescued six more Beagles from a laboratory in the Bay Area. Let’s hope all these rescued Beagles all find wonderful homes in which to enjoy their new lives. Click here for more about the Beagle Freedom Project, and here for Ben Franklin’s Facebook page. 

comealongjonsnow:

Beagling!

Beagles are awesome. If I didn’t already have a Schnauzer, I would get a Beagle.

comealongjonsnow:

Beagling!

Beagles are awesome. If I didn’t already have a Schnauzer, I would get a Beagle.

OWNER REUNITED WITH SICK DOG FOR THE LAST TIME - Cancer-stricken and dying, a dog named Kermie lived long enough to greet her beloved master — a Colorado sailor stationed overseas — for one last reunion.”

A Chow-Labrador-Beagle mix in Colorado named Kermie was diagnosed with oral cancer and was close to the end of her days. Her owner, Navy Corpsman Eric Ralston, was stationed overseas in  Guam and the family feared he would never see Kermie again. Fortunately, he was able to come home on leave for Christmas in 2012 and the two were reunited again. Kermie passed away in February 2013. Here’s more from the New York Daily News:

In March 2012, Navy Hospital Corpsman Eric Ralston was deployed to Guam for eight months aboard the USS Frank Cable. A month later, his wife, Jennifer, received crushing news: Kermie was diagnosed with oral cancer; doctors gave her two to three months to live…

But Kermie — an 11-year-old beagle/lab/chow mix — was a fighter, and as the date of Eric Ralston’s return grew closer, his wife imagined that a reunion was still possible.

Then, another setback: His deployment was extended indefinitely.

“I just KNEW Kermie would not make it until Christmas,” Jennifer Ralston wrote.

But, in another unexpected twist, Eric Ralston was allowed to come home to suburban Denver for the holidays.

Jennifer Ralston made sure to film the moment of his return.

So glad to learn that Kermie was able to say goodbye to her beloved owner before she passed on. Click here for the full story.

DOG SURVIVES AFTER BEING LEFT ALONE IN A CAR WITHOUT SUSTENANCE - Now police are trying to figure out how long the dog had been left alone without something to eat or drink.”

A Beagle-Pug mix named Zipper was rescued from a car parked at the Westwood Village Shopping Center in Seattle. Authorities say it appears he had not been fed or given water, and may have been left alone for up to six days. A dog-sitter was supposed to look after him while the owner was gone. Fortunately, security guards rescued Zipper and he was taken to the Seattle Animal Shelter. Here’s more from komonews.com:

Zipper survived the potentially deadly mix of sun and cars, but the responding officer noted she could even see his ribs.

"The dog appeared frightened and was shaken and appeared to be in distress," says Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt.

Don Baxter, manager of animal care and volunteer programs for the Seattle Animal Shelter, said it was a bad combination for the little dog.

"Even on a relatively cool day it can get deadly in there for them," he said.

Police were unable to find the car’s owner because it had been recently sold, so they removed Zipper and handed him over to the Seattle Animal Shelter after the store’s security guards gave him food and water.

Despite the dog’s distress, the man responsible for caring for it hasn’t been charged. Investigators say he’s the owner’s boyfriend, who was taking care of Zipper while the owner is away.

Hopefully, Zipper recovers and is taken to a safe environment. Click here for the full story and a news video. Also, click here for more about the Seattle Animal Shelter.

FOSTER DOG SAVES HEART ATTACK VICTIM - "Pug/Beagle-mix Joleen barked for help after her foster mom suffered a heart attack"
A two-year-old Pug/Beagle mix named Joleen saved her foster mom by getting help after the woman suffered a heart attack. Joleen was rescued through the Michigan Humane Society’s Detroit Center for Animal Care. After managing to get the attention of the victim’s son, Joleen continued to help her owner by licking her face. Here’s more from the Michigan Humane Society:

But on one day in early March, the hero was Joleen, a 2-year-old pug/beagle-mix, who is credited with saving the life of her foster mom, Mary-Louise Klatt of Shelby Township, after she suffered a heart attack.
Joleen’s barking and running back-and-forth in the house alerted Klatt’s step-son that something was wrong, so he could call for emergency help.  “And she kept licking my face, trying to wake me up,” said Klatt. “She’s my angel!”…Following her release from the hospital, Klatt couldn’t help but adopt the dog. Joleen officially became family on March 25.

Joleen was a rescue who ended up being the rescuer herself. She now has a permanent home with her foster mom. Click here for the full story and a video from the Michigan Humane Society.

FOSTER DOG SAVES HEART ATTACK VICTIM - "Pug/Beagle-mix Joleen barked for help after her foster mom suffered a heart attack"

A two-year-old Pug/Beagle mix named Joleen saved her foster mom by getting help after the woman suffered a heart attack. Joleen was rescued through the Michigan Humane Society’s Detroit Center for Animal Care. After managing to get the attention of the victim’s son, Joleen continued to help her owner by licking her face. Here’s more from the Michigan Humane Society:

But on one day in early March, the hero was Joleen, a 2-year-old pug/beagle-mix, who is credited with saving the life of her foster mom, Mary-Louise Klatt of Shelby Township, after she suffered a heart attack.

Joleen’s barking and running back-and-forth in the house alerted Klatt’s step-son that something was wrong, so he could call for emergency help.  “And she kept licking my face, trying to wake me up,” said Klatt. “She’s my angel!”…Following her release from the hospital, Klatt couldn’t help but adopt the dog. Joleen officially became family on March 25.

Joleen was a rescue who ended up being the rescuer herself. She now has a permanent home with her foster mom. Click here for the full story and a video from the Michigan Humane Society.

BEAGLES FROM RESEARCH LAB SEE THE OUTSIDE WORLD FOR THE FIRST TIME - "They don’t know how to be a dog but here they’ll see toys for the first time; they’ll get treats for the first time; they’ll get love for the first time."

Ten Beagles were recently rescued from an undisclosed research lab in the Midwest by a group called the Beagle Freedom Project. The dogs were subjected to tests their whole lives but were freed after the BFP negotiated their release with the laboratory. Recently, the Beagles were let outdoors for the first time. Hopefully all of the dogs will be adopted into permanent homes. Read more from dailynews.com:

As part of the deal to rescue the animals, Keith said she cannot disclose the name or location of the laboratory, but she said the dogs had experienced years of oral gavage - where tubes are put down their throats to administer liquids into their lower esophagus or stomach - and have undergone numerous experiments.

Research beagles are usually obtained directly from commercial breeders who specifically breed dogs to sell to scientific institutions, according to Beagle Freedom Project.

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The beagles, ranging in age from 4 to 10 years, were carefully carried out of a transport van by volunteers Wednesday, arriving at Beagle Freedom Project’s headquarters - and Keith’s home - welcomed by more than a dozen of cameras and smiling faces of potential owners.

Beagle Freedom Project has made 11 rescue trips, involving 106 beagles since starting in 2010. Of those dogs, Keith said the group has successfully adopted out all but two, who were just rescued during Christmas.

These pictures alone convey the sense of relief that these dogs must have felt after being freed from their cages. Click here for the full story and here for more about the Beagle Freedom Project (Photos from their Facebook page). Please share this story to help raise awareness about the Beagle Freedom Project.

EDIT: They are also on Tumblr here: beaglefreedomproject.tumblr.com

ABANDONED BEAGLE WELCOMED INTO NEW FAMILY - “The elusive beagle who evaded would-be rescuers for days received her Valentine’s Day presents early this year — a name, a new home and a loving family.”
A Beagle, now named Sophia, was wandering around for days in the freezing temperatures of Jamestown, North Dakota, after having been abandoned by her former owners. Fortunately, she was rescued and brought to the James River Humane Society. Sophia has now been adopted and has a new home. Here’s more from The Jamestown Sun:

Concerned by the plummeting temperatures predicted to fall 20 degrees below zero, with wind chills forecast at minus 54, people from the Sheriff’s Office set out to catch and rescue the dog.
“(She) did not want to get caught,” said Detective Jason Falk of the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office…Johnson, her Sheriff’s Office helpers and helpers from the Humane Society baited a trap with food and water and checked it every few hours, but the canny beagle simply strolled in, grabbed the goodies and left without springing the trap — for a whole day and a night.
She sprung the trap only after it had been readjusted, and was found in it and rescued at last on Feb. 2.
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Now she’ll spend most of her days in the Schauer house, and when the weather allows she’ll have the run of the fenced-in back yard, too.
“She’s going to get lots of love,” Cindy said, before bringing the beagle home on Wednesday afternoon.
Johnson said that Sophia seemed ready to become attached to someone

After having a rough start to life, Sophia now has warm home with a family that will love her. Click here for the full story and here for more about James River Humane Society.

ABANDONED BEAGLE WELCOMED INTO NEW FAMILY - The elusive beagle who evaded would-be rescuers for days received her Valentine’s Day presents early this year — a name, a new home and a loving family.”

A Beagle, now named Sophia, was wandering around for days in the freezing temperatures of Jamestown, North Dakota, after having been abandoned by her former owners. Fortunately, she was rescued and brought to the James River Humane Society. Sophia has now been adopted and has a new home. Here’s more from The Jamestown Sun:

Concerned by the plummeting temperatures predicted to fall 20 degrees below zero, with wind chills forecast at minus 54, people from the Sheriff’s Office set out to catch and rescue the dog.

“(She) did not want to get caught,” said Detective Jason Falk of the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office…Johnson, her Sheriff’s Office helpers and helpers from the Humane Society baited a trap with food and water and checked it every few hours, but the canny beagle simply strolled in, grabbed the goodies and left without springing the trap — for a whole day and a night.

She sprung the trap only after it had been readjusted, and was found in it and rescued at last on Feb. 2.

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Now she’ll spend most of her days in the Schauer house, and when the weather allows she’ll have the run of the fenced-in back yard, too.

“She’s going to get lots of love,” Cindy said, before bringing the beagle home on Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson said that Sophia seemed ready to become attached to someone

After having a rough start to life, Sophia now has warm home with a family that will love her. Click here for the full story and here for more about James River Humane Society.

BYSTANDERS SAVE LITTLE DOG FROM ICY POND - "[T]he water was perhaps only waist-deep where the dog was clinging to the ice, so the man slowly walked out with the rope tied into a noose.”
A Beagle mix fell through the ice into cold waters at Long Pond in Maine. Several bystanders tried to save him by coaxing the dog towards a dock but with no success. Finally, a man waded out into the water and rescued the dog. Here’s more from the Morning Sentinel:

The dog then ran out onto the frozen pond and fell into open water around 100 to 200 feet offshore. Jacques said she and a few other people coaxed the dog into swimming back toward the dock.
They threw rocks at the ice in attempt to break it up, so the dog could reach the dock, she said. The dog came within 4 feet of the dock’s edge, but he struggled to climb onto the ice.
"It couldn’t seem to get its hind legs out of the water," she said.
One man attempted to hook the dog with a tow line on the dock to pull him out, but that didn’t work.
Jacques said she told the man the water was perhaps only waist-deep where the dog was clinging to the ice, so the man slowly walked out with the rope tied into a noose. The noose came apart when he attempted to get it around the dog, but he was able to grab a hold of one of his paws and pull the dog up onto the ice and push him to the shore.

Fortunately, the dog is recovering at the Waterville Humane Society. Hopefully this beautiful dog finds a home soon. Click here for the full story. (Photo by Michael G. Seaman)

BYSTANDERS SAVE LITTLE DOG FROM ICY POND - "[T]he water was perhaps only waist-deep where the dog was clinging to the ice, so the man slowly walked out with the rope tied into a noose.”

A Beagle mix fell through the ice into cold waters at Long Pond in Maine. Several bystanders tried to save him by coaxing the dog towards a dock but with no success. Finally, a man waded out into the water and rescued the dog. Here’s more from the Morning Sentinel:

The dog then ran out onto the frozen pond and fell into open water around 100 to 200 feet offshore. Jacques said she and a few other people coaxed the dog into swimming back toward the dock.

They threw rocks at the ice in attempt to break it up, so the dog could reach the dock, she said. The dog came within 4 feet of the dock’s edge, but he struggled to climb onto the ice.

"It couldn’t seem to get its hind legs out of the water," she said.

One man attempted to hook the dog with a tow line on the dock to pull him out, but that didn’t work.

Jacques said she told the man the water was perhaps only waist-deep where the dog was clinging to the ice, so the man slowly walked out with the rope tied into a noose. The noose came apart when he attempted to get it around the dog, but he was able to grab a hold of one of his paws and pull the dog up onto the ice and push him to the shore.

Fortunately, the dog is recovering at the Waterville Humane Society. Hopefully this beautiful dog finds a home soon. Click here for the full story. (Photo by Michael G. Seaman)

Buddy the Beagle!
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Thank you to smallbridge for the submission. Great dog!

Buddy the Beagle!

Source: smallbridge

Thank you to smallbridge for the submission. Great dog!