Back in 2011, Miss Cellania first introduced Neatorama readers to the Beagle Freedom Project. The nonprofit organization in Valley Village, California rescues beagles used in experiments in research laboratories and gives them a chance to escape their grim life permanently locked inside laboratory cages. A spokesperson for the rescue organization explained that beagles are often bred for research due to the friendly, adaptable nature of the breed.
This video shows nine beagles rescued from a Nevada research laboratory who have never been outdoors, seen the sun or smelled fresh air. As they are released into a large, grassy back yard, their initial trepidation soon turns to jubilance in this uplifting footage.
Learn more about the Beagle Freedom Project at their website.