Here is a story that should pull at your heartstrings. A handful of beagle pups were rescued yesterday from a San Jose lab, where they had been living since birth and used for animal experimentation.
The Beagle Freedom Project had 24 hours to travel from Valley Village to San Jose to pick up the dogs before they were euthanized. Founder Shannon Keith jumped into her car and got the dogs -- all nine of them -- just in time.
It was the first time these sweet pups had walked and played in the grass, or even interacted with other dogs. They could barely walk without stumbling, according to Gary Smith, who is working with the organization.