Watching These Beagles Feel Grass On Their Paws For The First Time Will Warm Your Heart

There’s nothing quite like fresh-cut grass, especially if you’ve never seen it before.

1. These nine beagles had spent their whole lives locked in cages and subjected to laboratory and product testing, until Beagle Freedom Project came along.

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2. According to Beagle Freedom Project, beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, and trusting personalities. “The research industry says they adapt well to living in a cage, and are inexpensive to feed.”

3. The group’s mission is to rescue and find homes for beagles used in laboratory research. And the first thing they did when they rescued the nine beagles? Took out the ID numbers in their ears and gave them real names.

4. Next, one by one, they carried them to a nice, grassy, sunny backyard, where, first time in their lives, they got to experience sunlight…

5. And grass between their paws.

6. The dogs were nervous and overwhelmed at first…

7. But before long, they were having the time of their lives!

8. And while many of them still went to find comfort in a crate the Beagle Freedom Project had left outside…

9. They’ll never have to go into one again.

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