Simultaneous rescue missions in England and New England welcomes 14 beagles to freedom, families, and affection!

The BFP elves were busy the first weekend of December as our teams hop-scotched from Britain to Boston popping open cage doors.

Kicking things off in London, BFP and its rescue partner Vackoló Állatvédő Egyesület eagerly took in seven 2 year old male and female beagles from a European laboratory. These survivors have been dubbed, the “Bond Beagles” because it takes superior skill and expertise to be able to get them out of the laboratories so that they can LIVE Another Day.

Labs typically will not release their test subjects for fear of public reproach. Their License to Kill is sadly legal, but BFP works to convince labs to give them a second chance at life and live in a home.

Once they arrived in the UK, they became our Royal Ambassadors! Say hello to Catherine, Lizzie, Genie, Harry, Bea, Annie & William! These precious pups are playful! So hungry for affection (and obviously food, they are beagles after all!), that upon their release they cuddled up affectionately with their new families. As they get to know their new homes and new lives, as truly regal beagles!

Meanwhile, across the pond in New England, our seven Boston Beagles had the luck of the Irish to even be freed. The lab they were sprung from normally kills all dogs (even if healthy) when the experiments are over, but a friendly lab tech was able to grant their reprieve.

While just as adorable as their British brethren, this group was dubbed the “Merry Massachusetts” rescue! There are five boys named Hunter, Murray, Buddie, Fenway, and Fred and the two girls are Ellie and Gracie! All are between 4 and 6 years of age and adjusting slowly, but surely to this new world… except one scared lil’ guy, Murray. Still anxious and experiencing some trauma from his laboratory life, he has gone home with a family prepared, patient and excited to help him heal.

Beagle Freedom Project conducts many rescues a month, mostly undisclosed due to the non-disclosure agreements we must sign to save their lives. Although we still tell their stories of recovery, we are always excited to share these first steps of freedom. Precious moments that are truly priceless.