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  Freedom, On Independence Day
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A Story That Really Touches My Animal Loving Heart;

How Marvelous When Any Being Gets a Brand New Start.



"A few are already beginning to play with toys,

Something they obviously had never seen before.

They're learning to commune up-close-and-personal,

After their very long, lonely, solitary-confinement lives.

And, they're growing more comfortable with hugs and pats,

The kind of handling that pets who are loved regard as normal.”


Anna Gonce,

Best Friends Animal Society



Imagine living in a small plexi-glass cage

So lonely, day after day, always the same

Never experiencing the company of others

Never being loved, never playing, only pain


Imagine being used as a laboratory guinea pig

Poked and prodded, with chemicals and drugs

Imagine, waiting to die, after months of torture

Never experiencing a kind word, a pat, or a hug


Now imagine, after all hope, has left your heart

Suddenly, being whisked out of your hellish prison

Being talked to, fussed over, allowed to walk around

Attempting to comprehend that your re-birth, has begun


These were the experiences of 118 lab-imprisoned beagles

Who were given a new chance at life, this Independence Day

They’ve been rescued, from their laboratory cages in New Jersey

And with their re-birth, they will learn about love, and how to play



Their newly found freedom came this past Fourth of July weekend after numerous animal welfare groups pushed very hard for quick resolution; they had learned weeks earlier that a New Jersey research facility where these dogs were imprisoned had gone bankrupt and locked its doors.

After legal machinations, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J., got 30 of these dogs to prepare for adoption;  Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary in Middletown, N.Y. got 88 of them.

And both of these receiving groups got some much needed help. Best Friends Animal Society, the Kanab, Utah Sanctuary, flew in a couple of staff people to help Pets Alive manage the temporary housing, and pay for the feeding and medical care of its 88 new charges. And St. Hubert's partnered with three nearby animal groups to provide soft landing spots for its 30.

The first time these dogs saw actual sunlight was a very stunning moment for them. And most of them were extremely tentative about walking on soft green grass, never having stepped on anything so marvelous before. And, all the new human faces with all the kind words and the outstretched arms? Very mystifying for them, indeed.

But dogs being dogs, most of them are already transitioning very quickly from their pitiful, hopeless existence to exuberant enthusiasm for all the brand new possibilities now being presented to them in their brand new lives.

And, some of them, have already been adopted, into loving new homes.

Please Support America’s Animal Welfare Organizations and Shelters;

They Perform Some Truly Marvelous, and Very Much Needed, Work.


And Please Adopt; Don’t Shop, For Your Next Pet;

So Many Deserving Animals, Haven’t Been Re-born Yet.




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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/17/2010
HHoooooowwwlllllll! That's Beagle for hooray! Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/16/2010
There seems to be no end to the atrocities humans continue to inflict on helpless animals! I would rather spend time with animals than humans........they much nicer people! Thank God these precious little creatures survived, Ed. Thanks so much for putting this out there! You are an angel!

Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/15/2010
A happy victory.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/15/2010
Ed, this world has gone mad....I will never understand such cruelity..glad they got another chance at Life~
Reviewed by Andy Turner 7/15/2010
Although much sounds like my marriage.

Yup, I kinda understand this. I think we are lucky the with the RSPA as most pets find new homes. But I need to update. They sure could do with a poet like you on these isles.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 7/15/2010
I love when your sad stories end with a happy ending Ed. Great write.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/15/2010
I'm sorry to say it, BUT I'M SO GLAD THEY HAVE GONE BANKRUPT!!!! Those poor animals need a second chance in life, I'm so glad they're having it. How awful it had been for them I can't imagine the horrors they had gone through.

I have watched the show, "The Dog Whisperer" from time to time, and know that when those dogs are rescued, they have very low self-esteem. They didn't know and didn't want to play because no one had ever played with them before. But animals live for the moment, if we give them love and care and play with them, they can become happy beings very quickly. I'm so glad those dogs are rescued!!

The one in the picture is soooo adorable!!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 7/15/2010
Yes, in this hell on earth, there are a few pockets of paradise, but far to few, out of millions..........Blessings! Jssmin Horst
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/15/2010
Wish i could adopt or have Ruffie back but I know I can't, but I can read of your doggie stories and feel to a small degree that there is hope...e
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/15/2010
Good write and good info of sad things
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 7/15/2010
A very moving presentation here. Being a dog lover this really touches my heart.
God bless,
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 7/15/2010
A wonderful story, Ed!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/15/2010
Freedom and Independence Day, indeed! Heartwarming story; well done, Ed!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/15/2010
What a re-birth! This is aa pure joy in the heart of animal-lovers, like us. Great news.

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