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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) is the world-leading animal rescue and advocacy non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of animals exploited for research and other forms of cruelty, abuse, and neglect. BFP strives to build a better, more compassionate world for both animals and humans alike through educational, legislative, and social reform.

Target demographics: Free animals from cruelty and captivity

Direct beneficiaries per year: 254 special needs animals

Geographic areas served: Internationally

Programs: Direct rescue and rehabilitation of animals in need, educational outreach, and legislation reform

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119 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Stephanie M.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ARME/BFP is by far the most supportive and organized rescue organization I have ever fostered for. The level of compassion and support both emotionally and financially is amazing. I have fostered for many organizations and I have never felt so supported and I live 4 hours away from them! I cannot give them enough thanks for everything they have done for me and my foster doggies, one of which I have adopted:) love them so much!

Keith66

Donor

Rating: 5

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#morethanjustasale. For every sale I make in my career, I will be making a donation to Beagle Freedom Project or any charity helping animals for the rest of my career in sales to help rid the world of animal experimentation and exploitation. That is why I'm posting this here as it relates back to my career. I wanted to share this heartfelt personal story of why as I promised Manny I would tell his story to all those that would listen. I was even able to get Beagle Freedom Project some free ad impressions on the WeatherBug app and a card in our Community Section within the WeatherBug app too.

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Those of you that know me on a more personal level know that my family and I are passionate animal rights advocates and dog parents. On September 4th, we adopted Manny, a 12 y/o beagle who spent 12 years in animal experimentation in upstate NY and got his release as a result of the efforts of the international non profit Beagle Freedom Project. There are over 70,000 dogs in animal research facilities ranging from pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, household goods, and medical research. Manny was in an orthopedic testing facility never having a toy or learning how to play or a cushy bed for TWELVE YEARS. He was branded as a puppy with a tattooed number on his inner ear which is what he was known as for those 12 horrific years. He had a heart murmur and was given a year to live so we took him in to give him the love he deserved for the remainder of his life. This past week, we became devastated as a large mass formed unexpectedly and took over Manny's body causing an excruciating amount of pain and inability to enjoy life. We made the decision to put an end to his misery and remained at his side on December 22nd trying to comfort him as he took his last breaths as he gazed into our eyes that were filled with tears. We hope our soft voices calmed his fears.

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There was a ton of tears from us as we were with him through the end. I have never had to say this, but he has passed over the rainbow bridge. The mass on his belly had caused so much visual bruising we saw from his shaved stomach. He was getting fluids but not urinating. He was visibly shaking and in a lot of pain despite the medication and comfort.

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Thank you to Beagle Freedom Project and Barbara who was his original foster making him strong from April until September 4 when he became a Sklar. He was born on March 10, 2004 and passed on December 22, 2016. But his true life began with Barbara earlier this year and we were lucky enough to have him as our son since September and gave him almost 4 months of hugs, kisses, and lots of love. Our first fur baby Maya accepted him and even tried to get him to play from time to time. Our human baby Juliette called him "Meece," and would always kiss him good night and even loved to dance with him. He got to experience off leash hours in Central Park, hike up Croton Gorge to a beautiful view, eat turkey (and we r vegan), lots of table food, come to thanksgiving, walk around the neighborhood. He became so strong over the time we had him walking up 12 steps on our staircase multiple times. We had to buy multiple area rugs so hr wouldn't slip on the floor, got him 2 different beds, built him a ramp to get down the steps. We told his story around town and social media and to kids in the neighborhood. He would always want to say hi to people, especially kids.

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He added so much love in our lives and we are devastated but know he is now pain free and with his real mom and dad and doggie brothers and sisters in doggie heaven. For every sale I make for the rest of my career and portion of all commission/bonus checks will be donated in his memory to Beagle Freedom Project. He was loved dearly through the end and we will be telling his story for the rest of our lives through generations and we will always have him in our minds, hearts, and soul. We love you Manny Sklar. Run free pup, run free...


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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Manny from Beagle freedom project who is an amazing charity. Manny spent 12 years in animal experimentation and we owe it to BFP for having him in our lives. Wonderful people who fight for a great cause to end animal experimentation

2 Caurie Putnam

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first learned about Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) in 2016 when I saw them featured on the American Humane Hero Dog Awards® I knew right away this was a nonprofit I HAD to support. My husband and I applied to adopt and a few months later we were notified there was a 4 year old beagle available for adoption who had been rescued by BFP from a laboratory in the northeast. We adopted our beautiful beagle baby Asher in 2017 and it is truly one of the best decisions we've ever made. He is an amazing, soulful, wise and loving beagle. Before Asher was adopted he spent 6 months in foster care where BFP spent about $6,000 on top-notch, emergency vet. care and surgery for him. When he was released from the lab he had a horrible issue with his anus and needed surgery. Thankfully, due to that wonderful care by BFP, this painful condition is now just another painful part of his past. He spends his days surrounded by love, freedom, treats, cuddles and reassurance that he is "safe, free and nobody will ever hurt him again." BFP is now part of our family and we have just let them know we are open to fostering a lab. beagle as well. Our passion for this organization is steadfast - when it comes to rescuing, rehabbing and advocating for animals there is no group that does it better. It is an honor and privilege to be part of the BFP family.

1 Tracy Lynch B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT IS A STELLAR HUMAN BEING! They care SO much! I. was on a waiting list for 2.5 years to adopt a BFP dog -and they found me a perfect match -a sweet, zen like 5 year old beagle who had never known affection until they saved him from a horrible LAB .Now he loves everyone - dogs, cats adults and children. I NAMED HIM "Malibu" aka Boo Boo - and he has stolen my heart. I have always had rescued dogs - but this organization is my favorite! Thank you BFP for all you do to save animals from terrible suffering and death.

Karla L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to the efforts of BFP, amazing dogs like our Daizy Mae get to experience what it is like to just be a dog for the rest of their lives. They get to feel sunshine on their faces, snuggle with a caring human, play with toys, and many other things they were deprived of while locked in cages. BFP saves their lives and gives people like me the chance to love on a testing survivor. They educate, advocate and save. I could never thank them enough for the opportunity they gave us to save lil Daizy Mae who spent 4 years in a cage being over bred and then having her puppies sold for more testing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an adoptive mom to a beautiful rescued dog, thanks to Beagle Freedom Project. Thanks to their professional work, tireless passion to save and educate, and amazing staff and volunteers, my dog will never have to live a life of cruelty or abuse again. Because they rescue many different types of animals, not just dogs, they are truly one of the most compassionate organizations deserving of recognition.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about what a great organization this is. They do amazing work. Our family has been a part of this through donations, fostering, adopting and whatever we can do to help contribute to their mission. Thank you so much for everything you do!

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2 DogMama55

Donor

Rating: 5

Rescue + Freedom Project is an amazing organization with great people running it. My husband and I have been involved for years. They have changed not only the lives of the animals but also those that have adopted, fostered, or just volunteered for them. They’ve taught us to be deeper and more compassionate with everyone we encounter. I can’t thank them enough for giving these “forgotten” animals a voice and teaching us in the process. We love you, Rescue + Freedom Project!

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2 Christi  A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adore this charity. I was a supporter for a couple of years before becoming more involved. We adopted two animal testing survivors in 2014. Now the staff and other adopter/foster families are like members of our family. After Harvey hit Houston they even sent a team to help local rescues. Rescue + Freedom Proect went above and beyond. I personally saw them administering first aid, cleaning cages and walking dogs, along with the mission of searching for distressed animals after the devastation in my hometown. And if that weren’t enough they have spread their mission worldwide. I love Rescue + Freedom Project!

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Kelly Amanda Haddix G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

SCAM! Make up lies to get your money! Do not donate! Donate to your local shelter.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

RFP/BFP/ARME is a scam. 8/22/18 they made a Facebook post about a beagle found on the side of the road claiming he was used as a "backyard experiment" due to his "mutilated genitalia and horrific scarring." They also claimed his tail was "broken in half by bare hands." Within approximately 24 hours, they gained $23 thousand dollars in donation. However, several hundred people posted that the claimed "mutilation" is actually a genetic defect called canine hypospadias (which is a developmental anomaly where the urethra opens ventral and caudal to its normal anatomic location). Since, the rescue has deleted every single post addressing: 1) the genetic defect 2) the broken tail 3) vet name, vet records, vet bill/estimate, vet address, or any other vet information and 4) anything questioning about their story or asking for proof before donating money. All those that posted the above are consequently blocked. The rescue then posted thanking "vets and vet techs" for diagnosing "from a single photo on Facebook" which is both unethical and enabling fraudulence. However, several other vets and vet techs who also commented about the dog having a genetic defect were also deleted and blocked, so they are selectively using comments to enable their story for donations.

Evidence of the rescue deleting and blocking both correct information and sincere questions are posted and can be searched for on Facebook. One particular situation occurred with someone calling and being left on the phone for twenty minutes (thinking they had hung up). Background laughing can be heard throughout the video. In another, a user had posted asking how they can donate directly to the vet, and the rescue sent them a private message simply stating "You don't." and then blocked them.

Their financial history is suspect as well. In 2016, the rescue made $2.5 million dollars in revenue with less than a million dollars in expenses (with half a million going toward "salaries, other compensation, employee benefits"). This information is publicly available in their IRS "Form 990" for the fiscal year ending June 2017. There is also a public report that can be searched about the founder/director of the rescue for an incident of withholding donated money from another non-profit after doing a conjunct event.

The overall story of this one dog evidences that the rescue is fully prepared and willing to falsify the history of a dog they know nothing about for the sake of thousands of dollars to cover. We know this is fake because: 1) As stated by the rescue, the dog was found on the side of the road so there is no evidence of its history. 2) You cannot diagnose how a tail is broken, by hand or otherwise. 3) Reluctance and active removal of those asking for vet proof (what is there to hide?). 4) There is plenty of information about canine hypospadias. The dog has none of the claimed scarring, and the separation of testes and placement of the urethra is clearly not due to backyard surgery. 5) Half a million dollars set for employee salaries is extremely suspicious for a claimed non-profit organization (for only one fiscal year since being founded 14 years ago).

Overall, this one story and their financial history makes it clear that this "non-profit rescue" has no qualms taking advantage of the public for the sake of money. This is a rescue that is only interested in exploiting an animal's condition to raise money for their claimed purpose of ending animal exploitation.

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1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

DO NOT GO NEAR THEM. Fraudsters. Scamming people calling congenital defecrs abuse and making up stories to get more money, then deleting anything people say ro indicats otherwise.

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1 Deana R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Asking for donations and lieing is a horrible thing to do. Buddy was not mutilated by a human. What caused his issue was a birth defect. Do not give money to such a place that has no problems lieing to you just to make quick cash.

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1 Orla F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This non profit is profiting from sensationalising a dog born with a genetic defect.
They are getting huge amounts of money on Facebook by saying he was mutilated and tortured when it is a condition called hypospadias. They delete every comment from qualified veterinary professionals ( hundreds) who are nicely stating it is a birth defect.
They have turned off Facebook reviews so no one can see the many reviews reporting this.

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1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Posts pictures of dogs with birth defects then claims they are from abuse and solicits huge donations. Deletes all comments that they are a from a not- uncommon birth defect and the dog while unusual is just fine as he is. Makes 2.5M in donations that goes to fund large salaries and not the dogs - uses less than a quarter of its income helping dogs. There are many reputable animal rescues out there, unfortunately this is not one of them :(

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1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This "rescue" Is lying about a well documented birth defect on a dog just so they can rake in money from gullible people

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2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Literal trash, they’re currently trying to pass an obvious genetic defect as a soppy abuse story for money, and deleting all comments educating that the dog was indeed born like that. I don’t know what kind of sick person can steal from innocent people like that

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1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Calling a genetic mutation mutilation makes one wonder what else this rescue lies about

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Donor

Rating: 1

They have lied about a dog being abused and experimented on in someone’s back yard to create a sob story to bring in donations to pay their salaries/increase their bank account.

Worse, they continue to lie to generate donations after numerous informed people correctly point out it is a genetic abnormality. Instead of correcting their statements, this group deletes those accurate comments that state the truth of the matter just so they can continue to fraudulently raise money off their false sob story.

I have lost all respect for this organization.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

This charity is lying to it's donors. Most recently is a beagle with a genetic disorder that they are claiming an abuser did disfiguring things to the dog. I agree the dog needs vet care but they are lying saying the dog was purposely injured instead of the truth that he was born that way. If they lie here what else did they lie about to get your money!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This "rescue" is scamming people by making up sob stories for dogs. They've raised $16k and counting by lying about a beagle being the victim of "experimentation" when he really just has hypospadias, a congenital defect.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization needs to be investigated. They are posting false stories about dogs they have listed needed medical care. For example stating a dog they FOUND. They said the dog was experimented on having a bad surgery done to it and it's tail broken by "bare hands". The dog clearly has a genetic defect it was BORN with and no way to tell how the tail broke.

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3

Donor

Rating: 5

I found Rescue + Freedom Project in 2012 (as Beagle Freedom Project) when I was considering adopting a Beagle. While watching the video of a former laboratory beagle taking his first steps onto the grass, I quickly decided that this is a charity that I wanted to support. It was within those first few minutes that I made my first donation.

I was immediately taken in by the dedication and perseverance of the staff. I had always known about animal testing - at least in the back of my mind. It wasn’t until I read about the mission of this organization that realized how prevalent animal testing continues to be. I began the switch to cruelty free products which became much easier with the Cruelty Cutter app. The first walk around the house scanning products was eye opening. Most of the major brands that I had been using continue to use animal testing.

I have also supported the related charity ARME. Now that ARME and Beagle Freedom Project have merged into Rescue + Freedom Project, I can make my donations to one place and the money can be used how it is needed. I shop through Amazon Smile and a percentage of my purchases goes to support Rescue + Freedom Project (as ARME.) How great is that!

For several years we had been hoping to be involved in a rescue. Our wish finally came true and we are now the proud adoptive parents of a beautiful 4 year old girl, Molly. She is sweet & loving and every day is a joy with her. I must thank R+FP for the work that they do. I cannot imagine what would have happened to our little sweetheart without them.

The staff members are expert at helping new families through the fostering & adoption process. We received amazing support all along the way and we are now part of a new family of Adopters & Fosters.

The animals rescued from lives in laboratory cages, have provided a painful & frightening service to companies that the public supports. We owe it to them to support R+FP and rescue as many of them as possible so that they can become the treasured family pets that they were meant to be.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beagle Freedom Project (now RFP) has been great! We are in love with our energetic old man, Edison (Eddie), whom we adopted from RFP at 9 years old. They were fabulous with pairing us with the right dog to fit our family, and were very open and clear about communicating the rescue to us every step of the way. He loves his two beagle sisters, one of whom is also a rescue. I am delighted with the way that RFP handled the entire process, from pairing us with Edison to fostering him to adopting him! He is part of our forever family, and we have RFP to thank for their excellent service. Truly above and beyond.
I have included pictures of Eddie’s sisters who love him!!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome Charity - adopted my beagle Snoopy from them in April 2016 and it literally changed my life. Snoopy has since passed on and I have adopted from them again. These dogs have so much to teach us and thanks to this organization they get the opportunity to not only live out their lives as beloved companion animals but they also educate innumerable people and open so many eyes throughout their lifetime. I truly love Rescue + Freedom Project and all of the people that dedicate their lives to their cause.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family has followed Beagle Freedom Project (now Rescue and Freedom Project) since they began. We have always had beagles, rescued from various places. We finally filled out an application to adopt a couple years ago and now have 2 beagles rescued through R+FP. Harley and Finn have shown us what so much love can overcome, they inspire our family to do better and be better. They have a lot of trauma from their pasts but are working so hard to move past that. They are both just total love bugs.
R+FP has helped us question what we do with our family. Going to cruelty free products and learning to be aware of what is going on in this country and all over the world to animals in labs.
We love all the work R+FP is doing, from legislation, to cruelty free awareness, rescuing and education. I could go on and on about this amazing organization!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became acquainted with the Rescue & Freedom Project in early 2018. The more I learned about this organization the more I became inspired to help. The volunteers care deeply for the animals they rescue and the resources they share to educate others regarding cruelty free choices was very impressive. My partner and I applied to adopt a beagle and we were thoroughly vetted to ensure we were the right candidates for a precious rescue animals in need. Now we have a beautiful boy named Tucker who has become a central part of our family. He has become a fantastic ambassador for the Rescue & Freedom Project by being invited to The RI State House to help endorse the vote on the Beagle Freedom Bill and he has been the subject of several rescue stories for on-line news publications. We are grateful to all the folks at the Rescue & Freedom Project for all that they do and for giving us the opportunity to assist in this important endeavor.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently went through the foster/adoption process with the Rescue & Freedom Project (aka Beagle Freedom Project or ARME) and I cannot say enough good things about this organization. 2 ½ weeks into my foster period – my poor girl suffered a medical emergency that had potentially life threatening consequences. I called the RFP office and was provided with immediate support. We ended up at the ER VET and there was absolutely no hesitation on doing what needed to be done to save this poor little dog.

The Adoption Staff is beyond fantastic – every person at RFP that I have spoken with has a clear priority and that is to do whatever is necessary to save all the animals that they can.

Beagles are the sweetest, gentlest dogs and what happens to them inside these facilities is the worst kind of horror. The very idea that we “have” to do research on animals for household cleaning products, cosmetics and lawn care products is reprehensible. I no longer purchase or support the manufacturers of any products tested on animals and I will be forever grateful to RFP for showing people the truth and stepping up to help when so many others look away.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard of Beagle Freedom Project (now called Rescue Freedom Project) when they rescued the 40 beagles from Spain and the story broke on the news. As an animal lover and having had beagles for more than twenty-five years, I was profoundly touched and immediately began to follow and support them. Support grew to volunteering and educating myself on the horrors of animal testing. I’ve had the privilege to foster for them and witness just how much they care and truly love their rescues – ensuring each dog goes out the door with a GPS tag and following up periodically with the foster parent to ensure their pets are thriving. They are incredibly careful and meticulous when placing a pet in a new home.

In addition to the incredible lives they save (and second chances they give to animals who have known nothing but suffering in cages while being submitted to unimaginable testing), what makes Beagle Freedom Project unique is that they also have a legislative arm. As of now, six states have passed the Beagle Freedom Bill, requiring that laboratories turn over the animals that are healthy once they are done with their testing. They also direct their members as to how they can contact their legal representatives to support legislation affecting the welfare of animals.

Beagle Freedom Project has inspired me to make life-changing choices: I now only purchase cruelty-free make-up and as many cruelty-free cleaning products as I can find. It is one thing to read about the horrors of animal testing, but once you’ve met a brave little blind laboratory survivor or seen their ears, tattooed with a serial number, or just looked at the pain and fear in their eyes, it changes you forever. There is no excuse in the 21st century to test on animals and I am forever determined fight until this cruelty stops. I am extremely proud to support and be a member of Beagle Freedom Project.

Ana M. de la Noval

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering for Rescue + Freedom Project (formally Beagle Freedom Project) since 2014! This organization from the very beginning has always been dedicated to the animals. I was moved by everyone that I met while volunteering, each person was passionate about their jobs and the mission. After volunteering for quite some time, I was able to meet some of the rescue survivors from animal testing as they stepped on grass for the first time. That moment was so moving that I decided that I wanted to help this cause in any way possible! I have since fostered two kittens and receive the best support from the staff. My input as a foster truly matters when it comes to the animals well being and they make the fostering experience truly one of a kind! If you are able to foster with R+FP do not hesitate! It is the most rewarding experience!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted from R+FP a couple years ago now and we couldn't be happier! Megan our adoption counselor was fantastic through the whole process! The adoption process was straight forward and we have had continued contact with R+FP though email, and the adopters FB group. It was been a great way to share information and questions with R+FP and other adopter and just brag about about our fur baby! :) I love this organization!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love what is now Rescue and Freedom organization. This amazing group that rescues animals from being tortured at laboratories across the world is who we adopted our two Beagles from. Their mission to end testing on animals is inspiring. The staff and volunteers work tirelessly to help animals!

1 jekataoka

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I first became aware of Rescue + Freedom Project in about 2011. We had a greyhound at the time, but my husband and I agreed, the next time we were looking to add to our family, we would contact what was then known as Beagle Freedom Project. Our greyhound passed away in 2012, and when we felt we were ready, we contacted BFP.

While we were waiting to adopt a BFP-rescued dog, we adopted a dog a friend had rescued from an abusive living situation.

Fast forward to 2015. After waiting several months our patience was rewarded! In June we got to pick up Yori, who had been flown in from Korea. He and Scrappy, our other dog got along great, like they were brothers. Although only about 1/3 Yori's size, Scrappy acted as a mentor to Yori, and showed him how to be a dog's dog.

In 2016, Scrappy passed, so it was time to get Yori a companion so he could "pay it forward," and show another lab-rescued dog how to be a dog. We let BFP know, and, before long, we got the call asking if we were ready to take a rescue from China. Of course, we said yes, and added Sato to our family.

I can't express enough good about Rescue + Freedom Project. I truly respect Shannon Keith's vision and refusal to give up or say no when any kind of animal needs help The staff's tireless efforts and infinite patience make them a joy to work with. I know this is tough work, but everyone at R+FP has always been exemplary. Staff members even kept in touch with us while we were waiting to adopt.

I appreciate the professionalism of the staff and their attention to detail for the animals and those who step up to adopt, as well as to foster. This is just a wonderful organization!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted our little blind beagle, Mini, from the ARME/BFP (now RFP), after losing our beloved dog Rogue, to cancer. BFP were so kind and professional and matched us up with the perfect dog to join our family. It's so true what they say - we "rescue" the animals but it's really them rescuing us.
We have also fostered two dogs with this organization - a truly rewarding and wonderful experience. Every step of the way, whether adopting or fostering, everyone who is part of this organization has shown great care, compassion and focus on the animals' needs and well-being.
I'm honored to be a small part of the very good work they do on a daily basis and am proud to be associated with the organization.

3 Lori L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This amazing organization is now named Rescue+Freedom Project (RFP). I have fostered three rabbits and two Beagles through them. They rescue any and all animals from laboratory testing facilities all over the world.

RFP also educates the public on which products are still being tested on animals and which are not. An app "Cruelty Cutter" is a great tool to find these products.

What RFP does for laboratory animals is literally life changing for all involved.

3 Ryan M.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Rescue + Freedom Project (formerly Beagle Freedom Project) is an outstanding org. I adopted my cat Bowie and two bunnies that were all rescued from animal testing from them.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

First found this organization on FB as Beagle Freedom Project, now Rescue & Freedom Project, Beagles one my favorite breeds, I was curious about them and learning what they had to say. Of course to my horror, I learned my favorite breed is the most experimented on, coming from I science background, I began to question for myself the needs for experimentation and why we still doing it in this antiquated way. Face it we have people living in space, I believe the technology is there to end this practice. Having now having fostered a pig and adopting two dogs, I know we have to move forward with this mission, which I believe will be much more beneficial and accurate for human studies. In the meantime I'm committed to seeing every animal get a chance for however long to know a family and

3 Sara E.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fostering for ARME for about 2 years now. What they are doing for the animals is so important. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable about what the animals need and want. I 100% support this organization!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted rescues from other organizations and have never received the type of dedication and commitment that the ARME and RFP (Rescue Freedom Project fka Beagle Freedom Project). I am amazed what this animal rescue group does by saving all types of animals from the streets to labs all across the world with their network of compassionate employees to all the volunteers! From the employees to the volunteers or the vast network of foster families they are a dedicated group that take a personal interest in your fostered/adopted animal from the very first moment to the last. The RFP becomes an extended family that you can only dream about.

Currently I am a 3x Foster-Failure and if I had a larger place I probably would have more.
Dusty - RFP (11/2011 to 5/2018)
Dazz - RFP (10/2011 to _____)
Milo - ARME (4/2016 to _____)


3 Bree F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

**This rescue has rebranded as Rescue + Freedom Project**

I have been fostering for RFP for two years now, and have been a foster failure twice of RFP kittens. This rescue is the most professional rescue I have ever worked with. They are passionate and dedicated people, but also possess great customer service skills which is so refreshing. They trust me as a foster and take my input into account when it comes to things like veterinarians and adoptions. The welfare of their rescued furbabies is always most important. They are also very successful at fundraising which alleviates so much pressure from their fosters and adoption efforts. They are able to find the best home for each animal. Plus, the Cruelty Cutter app is so great!

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5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ARME dba BFP is a wonderful organization. I am a kitten foster for ARME, and they are extremely professional and attentive to the needs of their foster babies. They never turn away an animal in need.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I work in biomedical research and whenever possible I work to see that animals are adopted out to loving families after a study. These studies are reviewed by institutional animal use boards, and are done for the medical benefit of humans and animals. If animals have been killed in a terminal study (i.e., cancer surgery research) I have worked to get the bodies donated to wildlife rehabilitators to feed injured and orphaned wildlife. I really like to see life celebrated and not wasted.

Unfortunately, this non-profit makes adopted animals into ambassadors against biomedical research, causing research labs to stop adoptions. This group's work had led to the needless killing of many animals that could otherwise have found homes. This group creates intimidation, scaring the laboratories that adopt out animals... in response the labs don't cease animal research, they stop adopting to avoid getting attacked publicly for doing valuable research.

Shameful that animals needlessly die because this group has had a chilling effect on adoption of retired research animals.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Brody has been a gift to my home. This sweet, frightened young Terri-poo came to join our family thanks to the loving care of the ARME Rescue and Foster Project.
This organization came to complete a home inspection; making sure the conditions were optimal for this scared, 4 year old pup. We checked out and the adoption moved forward.
The work ARME does transcends placing animals; they walk the walk, in living a cruelty free live and advocate for animals world wide.
thanks you for the work you do,

Lisa and Brody

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with Beagle Freedom Project for over a year now. I also adopted my sweet Charlotte from them. The work the organization does to bring awareness to animal testing and attempt to eliminate unnecessary euthanasia is extraordinary. Keep up the great work BFP!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Derric from The Beagle Freedom Project. Can't thank them enough for all the great work they do.

4 Laurie93

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with ARME/BFP since 2011. This organization keeps growing and finding new ways to improve the lives of animals. Their passion is contagious and their commitment is unwavering. I'm honored to donate my time and my money to this life changing organization.

4 Sue_145

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my beloved beagle, Charlie from the BFP. Without going into detail about how horrendous it is that beagles are used in laboratorys in the first place, I just want to highlight what a wonderful organization the BFP is. The process to adopt was so easy and seamless because of how professional and organized they are. They are in it for the long haul with these precious pets. Not only do they do a great job screening potential adopters, they are there to support these families after the ink has dried. These dogs deserve loving homes and BFP sees to that. They are so worth it!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing animal rescue group. They go above and beyond to rescue animals. I followed and supported them for over 5 years. in the last year i have had the opportunity to adopt two of their lab rescues. It changed my life. And it certainly changed those two rescues lives. Hands down the best rescue group i have ever had the pleasure of working with.

5 Crystal97

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my bunny from ARME. They were easy to contact and responded promptly to specific questions I had; my experience with out shelters was that I would ask specific questions about the personality of pets I was considering and they would send me a generic response and I would have to call sometimes a couple times to follow up. After I was chosen as his new human, at my request they kept him for me an additional two weeks so I could have time to get everything he needed. They dropped him off and made sure he had everything he needs at his new home. And best of all they ask for updates on our new life together and have even helped me when he was sick.

4 Lynn108

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For over a year now, I have advocated on behalf of the Beagle Freedom Project! I was even able to meet the Vice President of BFP Kevin at the Springfield, Illinois lobbying event for the Beagle Freedom Bill and he was so passionate about saving these animals which was awesome to see. I love this organization and hope to adopt a rescued laboratory dog in the future :) thanks BFP for all that you do!!!

4 Valerie83

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The REAL DEAL!!! ARME sets the ethical, compassionate and passionate standard of any animal rescue organization!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered twice for Beagle Freedom Project. It was the most amazing experience, the most rewarding experience ever. The president Shannon Keith is the most caring amazing woman and Kevin, Cate, Monique, Megan are awesome too. My first foster Ella was adopted by my good friend and lives up the street. My second foster Teddy, a 14 year old beagle, well I adopted him. I so thankful they rescue these animals out of laboratories. They deserve to have a good life after what they have been thru. I hope I see the day when they no longer experiment on animals. Here is a picture of Teddy and Ella.

3 Terri72

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have 2 rescues from ARME and Beagle Freedom Project. They are an amazing organization that is dedicated to saving animals from lives that many other rescue organizations may not have the ability or compassion to take on. All of the employees take a personal interest in each family that adopts a rescue and they are there for us every step of the way. It's not a rescue organization that once you adopt the animal you are on your own. You become part of an ever growing family and support system.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ARME and BFP has changed the lives in my home forever In a positive way. The people that work for this non profit are outstanding and go above and beyond anyone's expectations. We currently have two dogs and two kittens that we have adopted through these nonprofits. They know no boundaries as they rescue any animal worldwide. We have a dog named "Elvis" that was rescued by BFP from a laboratory testing facility and he is our sweet, sweet boy. We have our other dog "Omid" that was rescued by ARME all the way from Iran. I mean come on Iran!!!What? Like I said they rescue locally and from around the globe. He is so full of life. Our most recent adoption was two kittens from ARME Mickey and Mallory and they are cuteness overload. The people that work for these nonprofits are not just people you deal with once and never hear from again. They become family. They are there for you when you need them and that's a rare thing. They have truly created something special and everyone should know about them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing hard working organization . I help foster moms and their puppies , and adopted my dog Luigi from them . They truly want change for ALL animals and are a vegan non profit !

2 Jillian11

Donor

Rating: 5

Such an amazing group working so hard to free animals being tested on. They do amazing work and are raising awareness that is making a difference. Hopefully we'll get to the point where they are no longer needed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ARME is an amazing organization.
Rescuing beagles and other animals from laboratories, getting legislation passed for the animals, and educating the masses.
Donate to this important cause!

5 Lynn77

Client Served

Rating: 5

ARME & BFP are top notch animal rescue organizations. They are heads above many others I have encountered over the years. They are smart, compassionate, know how to fundraise & support the animals and those fostering and adopting the animals as much as possible with information, education etc. They also are doing wonders with bringing forward public awareness in a good way that doesn't turn people off to the cause but lights a fire in them. LOVE this group of wonderful wonderful people. I have fostered and adopted dogs thru BFP and have helped with a couple of transports of recently released animals. I will spend time doing outreach as much as possible and back them when ever I can. Love them to the moon and back. I am adding a couple of photos of the Ex Laboratory Research Dogs that my family adopted after fostering. The are our loves. Emma is the Beagle she was a rescue of 2 known as The San Francisco Treats rescued in July 2014 and Copper

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beagle Freedom Project is a top notch, well ran organization. I came upon them last year and have been following their continued growth within their Mission. I became a foster parent and subsequent adoptive parent of a recent beagle released from a northern California laboratory. Having worked in the animal veterinary field for many years earlier in my life as well as raised, trained and competed with my own beagles over the years this group has it down and is doing a great job of educating the public about their cause as well as promoting more laboratory releases to be released to them for rehabilitation and future re homing. The support that the volunteers get from BFP is extraordinary. The work at changing the laws that they are doing is also extraordinary.

I LOVE Beagle Freedom Project and am proud to be associated with them.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ARME and BFP are great organizations! They have a small group of employees that work with THOUSANDS of volunteers in an effort to save as many animals as possible from animal testing. They strive to include volunteers in all rescue efforts and really are an organization that works with people and for people who really want to make a change in the world!

ARME and BFP exist to save and change lives and they are doing an amazing job of it!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ARME/Beagle Freedom Project is an awesome non-profit rescue group that works tirelessly to advocate & rescue animals that are used for testing. From educating others about animal testing, working co-cooperatively with labs so they release healthy/adoptable animals, to helping get laws passed to ensure these ex-research animals get a chance at a real loving home life. This organization is absolutely amazing. I found them by chance when I accidentally landed on their website & was horrified that animals (including dogs & cats) are still used for testing! I thought that was a thing of the past. As much as it hurt me to learn this I stayed on their site learning all I could & was so happy watching the videos of their rescues. I sat at my computer crying when I saw the dogs go from being so fearful stepping out of their cages to running, jumping & playing! God Bless BFP & all those that help them in any way. They are very compassionate wonderful people…they are absolute angels!

4 Nikki30

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that I am proud to be a supporter of!!! They are a voice for the animals!!!

7 ryanmoore

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing organization working to end animal testing and rehome its victims.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BFP is a great group! I'm proud to support them. They do so much not only for the community but as the country in whole by rescuing animals and but also by teaching others about animal testing and what can be done to tell companies that it won't be tolerated, such as buying cruelty free!

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Donor

Rating: 5

ARME dba the Beagle Freedom Project is a group of wonderful people rescuing and advocating for animals used for laboratory testing. Through Beagle Freedom Project I have rescued/fostered/adopted four of the most amazing, loving and well-behaved kitties I have ever met. The people of the Beagle Freedom Project, who facilitated the adoptions, are the most amazing, animal-loving people I have ever met. Rescuing/fostering/adopting through the Beagle Freedom Project has been life-changing!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over 40 years ago, as a young girl, my father told me how beagles were used in laboratory testing and treated horribly. We had a beagle and I could not fathom such a horrific life for these peaceful pups. Fast forward 35 years and I discover that beagles (along with many other animals) are still being torture in labs. That is when I came across Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) and the work they do to free these animals. Beagles have always been part of our family and I will continue to support and advocate for and with BFP . BFP's work will not be done until the unnecessary torturing of animals is non-existant. Until then, I will be sharing the cause and telling the story for the animals that have no voice along with BFP.