10 Senior Beagles Used for Pharmaceutical Testing in Pune Finally Taste Freedom!

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RESQ Charitable Trust facilitates the release and adoption of ten senior beagles from a pharmaceutical/toxicology laboratory in Pune.

Laboratory-released beagles are dogs who have spent their entire lives as test subjects in laboratories. Beagles are often the dog of choice as they are small, easy to handle, ​and trusting to a fault. ​Lab-tested Beagles have never felt the warm sun on their skin, or fresh grass beneath their paws. Quite simply, they have never known what it is to be loved.

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ResQ Core team with the Super Beagles

While it was once the norm for laboratories to euthanise these dogs when they outlived their usefulness, in 2016, a change in Indian law mandated the surrender of lab-tested Beagles to the care of local NGOs at the end of their research cycle.

On August 10, RESQ Charitable Trust transported ten such Beagles from a research testing laboratory to the RESQ Animal Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in Bavdhan, where they intend to rehabilitate and introduce them to basic behavioural training.​

​Following this, they will facilitate the adoption of these #SuperBeagles (each beagle has been named after a superhero) and help them transition from research subjects to companion animals. Because ​they have done this before​ (RESQ successfully rehabilitated and rehomed 21 Beagles in February 2017), they are well aware of the challenges that await them.

“It’s difficult enough to get a healthy Pedigree adopted today, let alone a dog that has never even stepped foot in a house before,” says Neha Panchamiya, Founder/President of RESQ Charitable Trust. “These beagles are no different from any other dog, and they deserve the chance to embrace a world of freedom, family and love.”

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The Beagles with ResQ Vets

ABOUT RESQ CHARITABLE TRUST

ResQ Charitable Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and sick street animals, conducting awareness and education programs that focus on reducing human-animal conflict, and raising street animal healthcare standards in Pune, India. The organisation provides free medical care and rehabilitation to various homeless animals in need, including dogs, cats,​ ​cows, buffaloes, horses, donkeys, birds, pigs, goats, elephants, etc. Currently, it runs a Charitable Veterinary Hospital in Bavdhan with 250+ recovery units for small and large animals in need of intensive medical care, and operates within the boundaries of PMC and Lonavala. For more information about RESQ, please visit ​www.resqct.org.

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