38 Beagles Rescued

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We sincerely hope no one reading this has a big presentation in the next 15 minutes or so, because this video will leave you red-faced, puffy-eyed and snotty. But if you're doing a presentation for a tissue brand or for allergy medicine, you could probably make it work.

The Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) recently pulled off one of the biggest beagle rescues in U.S. History: 38 beagles from five laboratories across 11 different states over the course of one month!

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"Despite 'animal industry' opposition and obstacles, BFP quietly secured the release and freedom of dozens of 'purpose-bred for research' beagles after the labs deemed them 'experimentally spent,'" BFP writes on their website. "BFP prevailed upon the lab workers to let us help them instead of just euthanizing the dogs, as is the standard operating procedure."

Beagle rescue GIFs

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Instead of being put to sleep, these adorable creatures got a second chance at a happy, healthy life with a real family. They have never been let out of their lab cages or felt grass under the paws, and the moment they realize they can run around and play outside without fear will make your heart swell so much that your lungs will probably collapse from the weight and you might have to go to the ER but it'll be so worth it!

Beagle rescue GIFs

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"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," BFP writes. "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."

Well, we'll probably never recover from all the weeping with joy we did watching the video, but that's just fine with us! To learn more about the Beagle Freedom Project or to donate to their cause, you can visit their website.

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