By Amy Sinatra Ayres
One of the freed Beagles explores the outdoors on Monday.After spending their first four years of life in a Washington, D.C., area laboratory, seven Beagles got to put their paws in the grass for the first time on Monday.
The six boys and one girl were rescued by the Beagle Freedom Project, and were aptly named after the Founding Fathers. Despite their experience, the dogs were "instantly warm with both people and each other," the organization said in a blog post. Little is known about what the pups were used for in the lab, but they appear healthy now. The dogs are going into foster care until they're ready for adoption. The California-based rescue group has saved more than 100 Beagles in the last two years. - Watch it at Washington's WJLA
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