Nine dogs, who were raised in a laboratory and have spent their entire lives in cages, were taken outside to experience fresh air, sunlight and grass for the first time, and it was all caught on camera.
The dogs were given a fresh start by the Beagle Freedom Project, a non-profit group that rescues, rehabilitates and finds homes for animals that have been retired from use in research labs across the country.
“Beagles are the most common breed of dogs used in laboratories because of their sweet and docile and forgiving nature. We don’t really know what was done to them, what type of testing they were included in, but these dogs are bred specifically for laboratory,” the rescue group explained on it’s website.
The video, which was posted online by the group, has gone viral and is now being watched around the world.
The nine dogs have been given real names after only having numbers to identify them. They’ve been named in honor of Las Vegas greats like the Rat Pack – Frankie, Dean, Sammy, and Joey, as well as performance legends like Wayne, Barry, Peter, and Tommy.