Recently, CHA was made aware of a local person who could no longer keep these dogs due to a death in the family. These 5 beagles, were used strictly as breeding dogs for hunting. Living on a wire floor cage most their lives, they are very unsocalized and unfortunately have skin/ear problems. All appear to not even know what grass and dirt feels like under their paws. However, they are in very good spirits and we hope with some one-on-one human contact they will soon be able to be placed in loving homes. We will continue to address their health issues and work on socalizing them.
Allowed to be free to run for the first time in their lives, our rescued Beagles experienced their first freedom walk. In some of them, the joy is clearly visible in their faces. In others, you can see the fear, apprehension and reservation.
Even though these beagles shared a common misfortune, they actually have never met each other face to face, with the exception of two which were kenneled together.
During their freedom walk/run, their emotions changed from fear, uncertainty, reservation to joy and even incredulity at feeling grass under their feet for the very first time. It was really great to see them change right before our eyes. All their tails were down and stiff when they first went into the play pen. Slowlly they began to regain their confidence and those cute tails with the paint brush tips started to go up.
One girl in particular experienced many emotions at once. Her tail was down, but wagging in circles trying to go up. You could see her trying to make up her mind as to how she felt. She kept running towards our photographer giving her quick licks and then promptly running away again.
We all had tears in our eyes as we went along this roller coaster of emotions with these little gals. It breaks our hearts, but at the same time we are happy because we know they now have a chance to just be pups and to be loved the way every dog deserves!
We welcome any trained volunteers to come and spend one-on-one time with these girls!
Also, if you would like to donate to help us with the costs of rehabilitating these sweet girls, you can do so by clicking on the donate tab above. You can also send your checks to directly to CHA. Stay tuned...these stories are just beginning and now we work to make them all have happy endings.
....but now they have a chance at happiness. stay tuned their story continues...