You’d think a beagle rescued from a testing lab might not make a great pet (but you’d be so wrong)
Melanie Kaplan’s rescued beagle, Alexander Hamilton, is different from most rescued dogs. He wasn’t found wandering the streets or adopted from an animal shelter.
Hamilton, or “Hammy” for short, was rescued from a laboratory where experiments are conducted on animals — a lab funded by taxpayer money.
Hamilton is one of the DC7, seven beagles freed from a Washington-area lab last year by the Beagle Freedom Project, a nonprofit that works to release dogs used in research.