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Keith66

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Review for BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT, Valley Village, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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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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Review for BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT, Valley Village, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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

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