A stray purebred Husky was found and taken to Seal Beach Animal Care Center in California for further assessment. Upon examination of the dog, the vet found an unregistered microchip. The microchip records revealed that the dog came from a laboratory that practices animal testing. He was a former lab testing dog.
The Care Center volunteers named the dog Nate. No one knows what kind of testing Nate had undergone. However, evidence indicated that he had been abused. He had a docked tail and serrated ears.
Nate needs rehabilitation. This process will take some time. He will be trained to be a house pet and to be accustomed to being around people. Dogs rescued from lab testing facilities have not had the same emotional background as most other dogs. Most people working in the labs do not want to bond with the animals on which they are running tests.
The Seal Beach Animal Care Center staff called Beagle Freedom Project for help in rehabilitating Nate and finding a forever home for him. Beagle Freedom Project is a non-profit animal rescue organization located in North Hollywood, California that gives animals from laboratories a second lease in life.
What Does It Take To Rehab A Testing Lab Animal?
Beagle Freedom Project has been in the business of rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming animals from laboratories since 2004. The Beagle Freedom Project team took Nate out of Seal Beach Animal Care Center to find him a foster home. These foster homes train former lab animlas to become part of a normal family. They will help him learn how to behave in normal situations instead of a testing lab.
Nate is enjoying his foster home environment! He has many new freedoms. He can run in the grass, become acquainted with other people and animals, and play with his favorite toys. Moreover, Nate loves the attention he gets from his foster family.
Dogs from research laboratories need to learn basic commands. Lab dogs live in small spaces throughout their lives. They do not get their much-needed exercise. Beagle Freedom Project helps these dogs live a life in freedom and enjoy the companionship of humans.
Soon, Nate will find his forever home!
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Video courtesy of Beagle Freedom Project via YouTube