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Dog Lovers Save Eleven Beagles

Dog Lovers Save Eleven Beagles From Euthanasia In Gujrat

Recently, five dog lovers saved lives of eleven Beagles from being euthanized. These dogs were kept in a laboratory in Vadodara from the time they were 45 days old and used in clinical trial to test drugs. However, dog lovers from Ahmedabad stepped in and took custody of these dogs, each of which is 6-7 years old. Now, the beagles have been put up in a shelter in Sanand, while the volunteers Richa Singh Choudhury, Himani Mod, Swati Verma, Chirag Sharma and Devesh Trivedi are working hard to find families to adopt these dogs.

Dog lovers save eleven Beagles

A volunteer, Richa Singh said, “I was asked to pick up these pedigree dogs on Monday, else they would have been euthanized. Since I’ve earlier adopted a laboratory-released beagle from Bengaluru, I was first contacted by an animal welfare organization called CUPA (Compassion Unlimited Plus Action), and later by Union minister, Maneka Gandhi, on Friday, last week.”

“Therefore, along with a few friends who are into rescuing and getting stray dogs adopted, I went to Vadodara to pick them up. Records indicate that they were in the laboratory since they were about 45 days old, and were kept there for about 6-7 years before being released,” she added.

The dogs will soon be examined medically.

One of the rescuers Chirag Sharma said, “These pups haven’t seen the outside world or perhaps even sunshine in all these years. Some of them have sores on their skin as they have been staying in cage for years. While it was a joy to bring them to the shelter, the work is still half done, as we need to get their blood reports and medical examination done.”

Medical condition of Beagles

Many of the dogs are disturbed. No visitors are currently allowed to play with them because they are scared and tend to run away and hide in their cage. They had never experienced human interaction before except to be exposed to drugs and injections.

The team of dog lovers is attempting to make them familiar with the environment, with human touch and even one another. They feel that even after due medical care, getting them adopted is a challenge.

“The family which will adopt these pets will have to be prepared to spend time training them and taking care of them because of their condition. We would do so after due counselling with the future pet-parents,” said Himani Mod, yet another dog rescuer based in Ahmedabad.

“It will take them close to a year to be toilet trained. It is really different from adopting a pedigree dog straight from a litter or even after it is abandoned. When adopting a laboratory-released dog, one must be prepared to take necessary care,” added Richa.

Beagles used for laboratory testing

According to a blog on  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), dogs are a favored species in toxicology studies. Experimenters use beagles because of their friendly and docile nature and their small size. Besides, many genes of beagles are quite similar to those of humans.

Similarly, In Bengaluru, 22 beagles are released into freedom

These 22 Beagles are from the pack of 220 which have all found their loving forever homes!

Read our previous story here: Beagles Rescued In Bangalore & Are Now Up For Adoption

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Source: The Times Of India

Credit: Beagle Brigade

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