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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

Community Stories

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!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

It makes me so sad that my favorite dogs are used for cruel, unnecessary research. I am so thankful that Beagle Freedom Project exists to do the important, often heart breaking, work. When I am able, BFP is my charity of choice. Thank you Beagle Freedom Project.

4 Christina108

Donor

Rating: 5

By far the greatest non prof ever. Saving lives all the time. i am proud to donate and volunteer and be apart of this INCREDIBLE non profit organization.

3 Monica73

Donor

Rating: 5

The Beagle Freedom Project is raising awareness, educating, rallying, changing legislation, rescuing and liberating animals held captive for animal testing. They are helping the world value and respect the humane treatment of voiceless animals.

3 Miranda P.

Donor

Rating: 5

Beagle Freedom Project/ARME is an amazing organization. They are different from the rest in the way they go about speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. For me, they have changed my whole way of living. Their education about research animals has spread all over the U.S. As well as other countries. I never purchase a product before scanning with BFP's Cruelty Cutter App and always excited to share on FB and with those who are unaware of the horrors of animal testing. They not only rescue Beagles but also different breeds of dogs, cats, pigs, horses and more. They work tirelessly everyday to spread their message and to save animals from being killed after research.

4 Penny21

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What BFP does is life changing! The animals they rescue would die, if it weren't for them

3 Danielle79

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do such an amazing job, I wish so much that we had people like these wonderful people in the UK where I live. Saving beautiful animals from the horrible life they are being made to live.

4 Tammie B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

No one else does what BFP does! Gets results! Spreads the word! Saves lives!

Previous Stories
5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't know if I can put into words the wonderful work that this organization does. Not only do they dedicate their lives to saving these animals that never had a chance, but they also bring joy to hearts and homes all over this country. They are not only rescuing these animals but trying to put Legislature in place so one day they will not need to rescue these animals. They have already got bills passed in Minnesota, and working on similar bills and several other states. They also take extreme measures to educate the public on what they can do to help put an end to this needless torture of these animals. I have never seen an organization that puts so much of their time effort and even their professional skills to save helpless lives. God bless Beagle Freedom Project.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Beagle Freedom Project is an amazing group. Everyone within in the organization (including fosters and volunteers) are top notch. I have 2 Beagle Freedom Project dogs and will always help save more.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In short -BFP ROCKS! On each and every level within the organization. From rescuing all the different animals from research, -no animal left behind, to laws being passed, to outreach, to their supporters such as volunteers, fosters and adopters, to keeping all this organized with qualifying staff whom work day and night to make all this possible. A++ all around!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an incredible group dedicated to changing the way we treat animals through education and outreach! I am amazed some of the information I've learned through them, and while I often feel saddened by the cruel realities faced by these animals in captivity, I am also buoyed by the knowledge that ARME is out there fighting for them!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These guys are the best!!
I love the work they do for animals, and not just beagles. They also rescue cats from labs and I adopted one. She is fantastic.
I learned all about animal testing and shopping cruelty free from them and use their Cruelty Cutter app all the time.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love BFP. Their tireless hard work for laboratory animals is so inspiring. They rescue these traumatized animals from their cages and give them a chance at a new life with loving families.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the best animal rights group out there. It is run by one of the first real animal rights attorneys, it has successfully passed laws in several states to help animals in laboratories, it effectively uses social media to spread facts that are being hid by people who are in the business of exploiting animals, and it bends over backwards to find quality homes for the animals it rescues.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I love this organization. I adopted a laboratory beagle from them and she has changed my life. I am now vegan and shop only for cruelty free products. They do amazing work and fight every day for animals in labs.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so glad to have found the Beagle Freedom Project; they are an amazing organization staffed by the most competent and dedicated people fighting for animal welfare. My family consists of three rescued beagles, all of them now well-adjusted and living out their lives as domesticated dogs were meant to do. The care, research, and consistent long-term work the BFP engages in is exactly what is needed to give these poor creatures at chance at a good life filled with love while at the same time shedding light on the animal testing industrial complex. The BFP is now my number one charity that I support. I cannot give a higher recommendation.

Review from Guidestar

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over a year ago, I adopted a beagle. We named her Bandit. She is now 2 years old, and is the most adorable thing and the absolute love of my life. She is curious, hilarious, and loves sniffing, snacking, and snuggling! After we got her, I began googling absolutely everything beagle-related. It was then I discovered Beagle Freedom Project. I didn't initially understand what it was, "What do these beagles need to be freed from?" I thought. It was then I did some more in-depth googling to discover the horrors of animal testing.
"Wait, they still do that? That's still legal?" I had no idea. I began to look at pictures and watch videos of the most gentle and adorable dogs being tortured. Forced to live their lives as a number, forced into confinement in a metal crate, forced with feeding tubes, only to be discarded (literally) when they were no longer of use.
After no more than 30 minutes of research on the subject I had broken down into a full on ugly cry. I was sobbing, and searching for my Bandit to hold her as close as she would possibly let me. She didn't understand what was wrong and just wagged her tail and licked me face, as she so often does. It took me an hour or so to recover from learning this traumatic information, then I went back to the beagle freedom project.
After watching a lot of their videos, and reading about all the good work they do, I was so thankful such an organization exists (and more crying ensued) Not only do they travel all over the world to rescue these animals, they are also committed to making sure these animals have a successful transition into the real world. Even beyond that, they are focused not just on dealing with the problem, but actually with changing it! They have passed legislation in some states and are working on others, that would allow former test beagles a second shot at life.
I am the opposite of a bleeding heart liberal, but BFP really hits close to home with me. I'm sure it is in no small part because I own a beagle, and I love her so much that I couldn't possibly understand how anyone would hurt such an amazing animal. I have honestly no idea how after learning what happens to these animals how anyone could support animal testing. Thank you BFP, for allowing these beagles a second chance at life and for standing up for what is right!

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned about this on Cause for Paws and I am so glad that this organization was made. I can't stand the thought of animal torture and testing on animals. All animals deserve a home and a loving family. And this is what the Beagle Freedom Project does. I hope many people find out about this and will help out.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I never realized how many animals were used in labs. And there's no reason to do this in this day and age . It sickened me. I'm proud owner of my second beagle copper. A cat and a bunny. I am so grateful to BFP for stepping up and doing such badly needed work!!! A lot of my Christmas presents are going too be BFP gifts

4

Donor

Rating: 5

i love love LOVE beagle freedom project. animal testing is a topic that always leaves me in tears, cringing over the insanity we are putting animals through- these amazing people are actually going in and undoing some damage that testing has done to these animals, they are finding them homes, and they are speaking out against the torturous methods of testing cleaning products on sweet animals. donate, even if its just a dollar, these people are doing great things and we owe these animals to free them. they spent their whole life in a cage, just so you can have medications, house hold cleaners, and make up- the least we can do is give them a few years of happiness by getting them out of labs and into homes

4

Donor

Rating: 5

The Beagle Freedom project does critical work to rescue & re-home Beagles used in laboratory testing which sadly still exists in the 21st Century --unfortunately their sweet nature makes them the dog of choice for cruel lab tests which could be done more cost effectively & more accurately by computer. BFP also works to educate & raise awareness among the public which is largely unaware of the detestable practices greedy corporations use to earn their coin. Educate yourself make your money talk & shop cruelty free!
Please help the BFP -you'll never have a truer, more loving friend than a Beagle.
May God bless!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beagle Freedom Project does amazing, compassionate, life-saving work. They are educating the American public about the role of animal testing in so many products we use on a daily basis, and asking us to consider if the pain and suffering is worth it (spoiler: it's not!). They are telling the stories of loving, trusting, shamefully-abused four-legged survivors and inspiring us to make changes in how we shop and what we expect of companies we support, so that the dogs, cats, rabbits, and more can have a chance at life outside a cage and know what it's like to have a loving family. In the U.S., it's going to take consumer demand to bring about change in how companies operate. Thank you to the Beagle Freedom Project for getting the ball rolling and opening our eyes! P.S. Louie of the Beagle Freedom Project is my favorite!! What a sweet soul...

5 greggco

Donor

Rating: 5

I love my Beagle more than words can describe!
it took almost a year for him to become completely comfortable and now he acts like he owns the place !
I had no idea what these poor dogs go through and that they are a primary test subject for labs and that most of the tests are unnecessary.
Thank you for making us aware.

4 Janelle6

Donor

Rating: 5

I have two beagles and they are my children. Beagle Freedom Project has really opened my eyes to the horrors these poor animals go through. Everyone should sign the petition and be their voice. They need us.

5 Kathleen75

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted a beagle from a high kill shelter 4 years ago. Shiloh is the best companion I could have ever hoped for. I learned about this rescue group and learned so much about what these sweet dogs endure. Their dedication is amazing. I make sure to spread the word of their good works and the horrors of animal testing. God bless BFP!

4 Cheryl103

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a cause! Who knew that these beautiful dogs are in horrible abusive labs. Yet BFP brings good news. Each of us can help to end this abuse with mindful purchases. Thank-you BFP for doing this. I will help spread the word.

3 Pam_71

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beagle Freedom Project is the BEST rescue I have ever worked with!!! Amazing people who are dedicated to fighting for the rights of all animals and teaching people how easy it is to live cruelty free lives! I am proud to say I volunteer and help spread the word and educated people about the goals, missions, an accomplishments of such a great organization!!!

4 Jennifer350

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Beagle Freedom Project is THE most worthwhile cause and organization there is. They help those who absolutely cannot help themselves, sweet, defenseless, eager to please beagles. Once I learned about the horror of animal testing, and that it is STILL happening today, I knew I had to do everything I could to help BFP be successful. My family has switched to cruelty-free products, I educate everyone I can about it, and I volunteer as much as possible. Mahatma Gandhi said that "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its ANIMALS are treated." The wonderful people who are the life-blood of the Beagle Freedom Project do selfless, thankless work. If I could afford to volunteer for them full time, I would do it in a heartbeat. One day, the Beagle Freedom Project will not only be responsible for placing all tested-on animals into loving homes, but they will also single-handedly abolish animal testing altogether. Please do whatever you can to help. At the very least, shop cruelty-free and tell others about it. BFP is amazing.

4 ryanm.co

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Love BFP! Rescuing all animals from the horrors of animal testing!

3 Carmen11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is my favorite non-profit organization working to change laws and free Beagles from the horrors of laboratory experimentation. They are making great progress in the rescue of Beagles from laboratories worldwide. Rather than destroying these gentle dogs when they are no longer useful for extremely cruel experimentation, this group is effectively changing laws that are making rescue opportunities mandatory for the Beagles. They are now giving them freedom to live the remainder of their lives in loving and caring homes. Remarkably , the Beagles are resilient and are adjusting to freedom after years of living in dark cages with no human contact other than to torture them. The ultimate goal will be to eliminate the use of Beagles in laboratories completely. I love the documentations of the rescues and seeing these dogs rescued from these torture chambers to live in freedom. An absolutely amazing group showing compassion for animals.

2 Ivan T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our wonderful ARME Beagle. She was not a a lab Beagle, but ARME rescued her from a kill shelter, she had been on the streets of LA for several years, she led a pretty tough life. Now she is in her forever home, she will be a FREEGLE forever. Thankyou ARME BFP for seeing the inner Beagle in this dog that was labeled vicious by a shelter.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BFP is a class act. They not only care desperately for the animals that they rescue, they also care for the humans and animals of the families that they impact, work to educate the public about the issues, and offer many ways for many people to do the right thing. Our family fostered a beagle last fall. That innocent soul transformed before our eyes. I learned so much about love, about my own beagles, and about the power of people to really make changes for the greater good. I am looking forward to fostering again, and, perhaps, adopting. I hope, and pray, that BFP will grow and continue working until their service is no longer needed.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non-profit is truly amazing. It is run by a group of incredible, unique, selfless, and tireless people, all of whom are completely devoted and dedicated to the cause of raising awareness about the cruelties of laboratory animal research and rescuing as many of them as they can. They also understand the need to work with laboratory employees in order to save the dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, fish, and pigs that they have saved thus far--they do not compromise their values, yet they are able to work within the realities of a system that is broken to save the victims of that system. I also have a personal connection to them--I am the incredibly blessed adopter of one of their rescued cats! I have been Xander's mom for three and a half months now, and not a day goes by that I do not feel eternally grateful for BFP's hard work. Please consider supporting them!!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have watched the videos of the Beagles experiencing freedom for the first time and I can't tell you the joy I feel at seeing their liberation and the heartache knowing the torture and abuse these beautiful dogs have experienced. Beagle Freedom Project opened my eyes to the disgrace/disgust of animal testing. This organization is changing the lives of these wonderful animals and also the lives of all who know what wonderful work they do. Beagle Freedom Project is freeing innocent animals and helping to change the way the world perceives animal testing. Thank you Beagle Freedom Project for all that you do!

3 Becky59

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is AMAZING. They are rescuing animals that have been used for testing for the majority of their lives and giving these animals the chance to know what love is and that humans can be trusted. They give them the life that an animal deserves to have.

3 Kelly124

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are absolutely amazing! The stories of these poor babies breaks my heart. These animals deserve to know that life can be good and that they are more than something used for testing purposes. I wasn't aware until recently what they went through and were involved in. It gives me faith in humanity to see so many people coming together to save and show these precious animals the love they very much deserve.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beagle Freedom Project has changed our lives. We have 2 beagles that BPF negotiated to have released from a testing lab. Our first beagle we adopted came all the way from Spain! I cannot imagine our lives without these 2 and BFP. Wonderful organization and amazing people to work with. Help spreading the word one animal at time to shop cruelty free and save the animals!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

In September 2012 I adopted two 8 week old Beagle pups who were rescued from a laboratory by The Beagle Freedom Project where they were destined to a life of horrific testing and misery. Unbeknownst to me my life would change forever.....Beagle Freedom Project opened my eyes to the reality of animal testing. They continue to fight every day to free and give forever, happy homes to the poor animals (not only Beagles) after experimentation and to eventually stop animal testing entirely! When this day comes, and God willing it will, I will be there with them celebrating! For now I am shopping Cruelty-Free and loving the app I purchased, Cruelty-Cutter, it tells me what is and what is not Cruelty Free.....I will continue to support beagle Freedom Project, my new family in any way possible.

3 Connie38

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are a foster for a rescue beagle, they have given us guidance, support as we foster this gentle soul. I am amazed at their professionalism, how they appropriately convince labs to not euthanize these animals when they are done with their testing and allow us foster to bring them back to the loving gentle animals that they are. The team helps trouble shoot the issues, guide us through vets, fostering, adopting and just how to be patient as these beautiful creatures get their first cuddle, or play for the first time!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Many years ago we adopted a beagle from a medical lab. We have been so in love with her that we decided we would like to rescue another beagle. Thankfully, ARME/Beagle Freedom Project now exists. The work they do is amazing. They rescue beagles, find foster homes and then forever homes. In addition, they educate the public about cruelty-free products, and work toward legislation that would require labs to release the animals for adoption rather than kill them when the research is finished. I am always moved by the videos of their rescues and so admiring of their dedication. Their multi-pronged approach makes so much sense; they can truly impact the lives of these animals in several ways.

3 Brigitte P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ARME/Beagle Freedom Project is an amazing organization doing amazing things. Words cannot express the impact this organization has had on my life. This organization is made up of people who are fighting for the rights of the animals and shaping legislation. Before I stumbled upon this group I had no idea of how these beautiful animals were being misused for unnecessary testing.

2 Melissa186

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became a big fan of ARME/Beagle Freedom Project after I saw one of their rescue videos on Facebook. We lost our beautiful beagle 2 years ago and had just recently adopted a chihuahua/Italian greyhound from a shelter. I was so taken with this organization I immediately read and watched every piece of information and video I could find. I had always been an animal lover, rescuer, and advocate...even became a vet tech 20 years ago in my early 20s and I was completely ignorant of animal testing...believing, like so many, that animals were not tested on anymore or it was rats and mice. I had no idea of the enormity of it all and at once, knew I needed to become involved somehow. This organization has educated me like no other on this subject . Even providing an app to help me shop cruelty-free! And just yesterday we became the proud and honored furever family of one of the "Hollywood Hounds", Sebastian. And we are in love. The level of love the coordinators and volunteers demonstrate for these rescues is unlike any rescue or adoption organization I've ever dealt with. Their stringent requirements and home inspections for prospective adopters clearly illustrates that their only concern is for the well-being of these beautiful animals. If they feel the animal (dog, cat, rabbit) would not be totally happy in your home...even if you're the most wonderful person on the planet, then they say no. Not every person is for every animal and they clearly strive to ensure these animals end up in the best possible furever home. I am honored I was chosen by Sebastian to be his furever mom (because his foster mom is THE BEST). This organization is the best charity/rescue I have ever dealt with. And I Thank God I discovered them.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

ARME/BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT is such an incredibly amazing, proficient and large reaching non profit organization I honestly am almost a loss for words to describe the lives of both people and animals they have touched and charged for forever in the best possible way. I personally fostered for them before I adopted one of their beagles; all beagles out of BFP come from horrific testing lives (i.e. upspeakably cruel and in constant suffering) and I know of no other such organization in this country. These little beagles whom they free are so full of love and resilence that in whatever time it may take (they are all different, of course), they become loving, loved and a family member to each person (s) who fosters or adopts. This organization has changed my life for the very best. ARME/BFP has made me much more aware of the testing needlessly conducted on this innocent animals, of products for everything from dish soap to cosmetics that are cruelty free (no animal testing), and literally made my heart bigger. I feel more love and more compassion as well as meaning in seeing what this organization selflessly does on a continual basis. ARME/BFP makes this world a better place to live in.

2 Heather150

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words can't explain the impact ARME or Beagle Freedom Project has had on my life. I found out about this organization a few years ago when they educated me about cruel animal testing. Because of what they've done and taught me I've been able to change my lifestyle to be a more compassionate one. I've dealt with several people from this organization and they are all helpful, kind, knowledgeable, and caring. They all live for the mission that is the same one I live for now too. I recently helped foster one of the "experiments"which is one of the hardest things I've done in my life. It is not easy rehabilitating one of these beagles but it is worth it all the way. I especially appreciate how they help spread the word about the unnecessary horrors of animal testing and actually work to try and put an end to it (which other similar groups fail to do).I can honestly say their work has changed my life.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ARME/Beagle Freedom Project is an organization who's sole purpose is the well being, safety and care for all animals. The organization is multi faceted, primarily rescuing animals that are discarded from laboratory research, rehabilitating them and finding suitable and appropriate homes for each animal. However, the mission is to end animal testing and is done so through public awareness and education. They are also creating legislation that will give all laboratory research animals the opportunity to live a normal life in a loving home.

As a volunteer and adopter, I have seen first hand the growth of this organization over the last 2 years. This is not just a rescue group, this organization is a life form with a heartbeat that continues to grow through it's supporters and advocates. This is a growing army of people who are fighting for the rights of the animals, shaping legislation and saving and changing lives.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A phenomenal organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding FURever homes for animals that were abused as research subjects. While saving these innocent animals they also spend a great deal of time educating the public on how to live Cruelty Free. They are working to change the laws in this country and in Europe so that these animals can be released into freedom. Being a foster family allows us to see the immediate joy and life-changing impact on these animals.

3 Jennifer335

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with ARME through Beagle Freedom Project for about a year since adopting one, and later a second beagle from them. They are an amazing organization transforming the lives of countless abused animals. Having two former laboratory rescues in my life has been inspiring and completely changed my priorities. I can't recommend them highly enough. They do so much for animals that are being used in experimentation, both via rescues and their education of the public.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Beagle Freedom Project is an incredible organization that advocates for and rescues, animals from laboratories.
They work tirelessly to change the law by introducing bills to state legislatures, spreading the word about animal testing through their BFP Kids program and the Cruelty Cutter app and also saving animals from laboratories and finding them loving, forever homes. This is a multi-faceted non-profit that is changing the world.

2 Melissa75

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got involved with ARME through their project "Beagle Freedom Project." I am a volunteer, a foster parent, and I've even adopted a couple family members from this organization. The level of involvement they provide our community is unprecedented and the passion they have for our furry (and even not so furry) friends far exceeds any other non-profit I've come into contact with.

2 Steven21

Volunteer

Rating: 5

"Life-changing" is not a term to be thrown around lightly, but even a phrase of that magnitude feels lacking when describing my experiences with ARME. In the past year I've volunteered, I've personally seen and helped scores of animals find a new life after being rescued from laboratories, hoarders, and high-kill shelters. But ARME's mission doesn't stop there, which is what makes it so special and so much more impactful than any other rescue group. ARME strikes at the core of animal neglect, abuse, and exploitation -- not just rescuing animals but also educating the public about the perils these creatures face at the hands of man. Community outreach is done via campaigns over social media, film, and print and is shockingly effective, enough so that I constantly hear of people affirming significant lifestyle changes thanks to ARME's influence.

Review from Guidestar

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

While ARME (aka the Beagle Freedom Project) has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed hundreds of sweet animals over the past few years, the project that is most personal to me is the rescue of the "Spanish Forty" : forty beagles that had been liberated from a pharmaceutical testing lab in Spain.

I was blessed to be chosen as a foster mom for two of the Spanish Forty beagles. Sebastian (later named "Kipper" by his forever family) was young and strong and cocky. He didn't seem broken by the years of abuse and quickly adapted to life outside the cage. Bold and vital and loveable, I knew he would thrive as a beloved member of his new forever family.

Ebenezer, I wasn't so sure of. It was dark when I picked up the two beagles at ARME, so when I got them home and had a chance to see them in the light, at first, I was so dismayed at the sight of this sad, decrepit wreck of an animal. We were told that none of the dogs were older than seven years, but Ebenezer looked like he was on the downhill side of fourteen. Abuse and exposure to carcinogens had turned his muzzle grey and tumors bulged on his hips and jaw. Terrified of freedom, he spent most of his time under the coffee table, its confines reminding him the familiarity of his cage. Lying without moving for days or perhaps weeks, he considered it completely normal that the circulation in his hind legs would fail and that having his legs numb and paralyzed was how life was supposed to be. Every morning, I would have to put a leash on him and gently coax him out from under the coffee table, walking him gently around the backyard, working the muscles in his legs. What a joy it was when, after a few weeks, I would come home to find him walking around voluntarily, tentatively exploring my backyard.

A forever home was found for Ebenezer, but the years of chemical testing caught up with him and he developed Canine Masticatory Muscle Myositis, or something similar, and his jaw froze shut. Unable to eat or even drink, in a few weeks, Ebenezer was near death, a desiccated shadow of what he had been.

But ARME/Beagle Freedom Project wouldn’t give up on sweet Ebenezer. They took him back and nursed him back to health. Using a syringe to feed him watered down food and liquids, he recovered. The love and veterinary care provided by ARME/BFP was vital as well and within weeks, he had regained much of his lost weight and was wagging his tail with happiness whenever his saviors were near.

When Shannon at BFP asked if I could watch Ebenezer for a week while she was out of town, I was happy to oblige. Since Ebenezer was the only male among my three girl dogs, he seemed to enjoy his top dog status at my house and when he decided that he preferred to stay with me rather than go on to another family, I bowed to his superior judgment. He is now an active loving dog who lives to be patted. He cuddles with my girls and enjoys long hikes in the mountains. His legs grow stronger with every hike. On our earlier hikes, the slightest rise or rock in the path would stymie him, but now he scampers up seven foot high slopes like a mountain cat!

Ebenezer, the saddest of the Spanish Forty, now lives and loves, thanks to the efforts of the Beagle Freedom Project

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bar none the most effective animal rescue group in Southern California. ARME's services extend not only to helping individual animals but creating effective programs that strike at the roots of animal abuse. The group is headed by a nationally known attorney specializing in animal protection issues, giving it unique strengths and capabilities.

Review from Guidestar