“We give [Treatibles] to all of our freegles to help take the edge off any anxiety they may have as they transition to their new leash on life. We give them Treatibles chews before a car ride, adoption event, or even in their foster home if they need a little help” – Kate Aubry, President and Founder of BeFreegle Foundation
BeFreegle Foundation is a unique not for profit organization dedicated to providing sanctuary and rehabilitation for dogs that have been used in research laboratories. Officially founded in late 2013 and launched in 2014, BeFreegle’s mission is to provide former research dogs a new leash on life through release, fostering and eventual adoption. To date, more than 200 retired research dogs have found their forever home through BeFreegle.
“We are committed to helping retired laboratory dogs live out the remainder of their years as beloved pets in forever homes,” said Kate Aubry, President and Founder of BeFreegle Foundation. “Our ultimate goal is to give these dogs a new leash on life.”
“Our dogs come from a biomedical research environment and the transition from lab to foster home can be very stressful for them,” shared Kate. “Dogs, mostly beagles, are used in medical research as mandated by the FDA. Coming to us, they have no real world experience and can be easily stressed and overwhelmed by all of the sights and sounds of everyday life we take for granted.”
Through truly amazing foster families, these special former research dogs are transformed into adoptable dogs, ready for their forever homes.
“We discovered Treatibles through one of our adopters. Their ‘freegle’ (retired research beagle) Apollo, was having difficulty with motion sickness in the car. His mom told us about this amazing product, Treatibles, that helped Apollo learn to love car rides! Since learning about Treatibles we give them to all of our freegles to help take the edge off any anxiety they may have as they transition to their new leash on life. We give them Treatibles chews before a car ride, adoption event, or even in their foster home if they need a little help,” offered Kate.
The Foundation relies on donations from both the private and public sectors. Every donation made to the BeFreegle Foundation goes directly to providing transportation for dogs from research facilities, veterinary care for all of the dogs in the organization’s foster care, exceptional training for fosters and volunteers, supplies to keep the dogs fed and healthy, and education and awareness within local communities about the need for good homes for former research animals
For fundraising and donation information, please visit https://befreeglefoundation.org/donate/ or call 1-844-BeFreegle ext. 10.
BeFreegle Foundation is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the BeFreegle Foundation are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes. There are no donation limits or restrictions on contributions to the BeFreegle Foundation.