In Floyd County, Kentucky, a young beagle believed to have been used in lab testing, was found partially paralyzed in a county dump on Friday. The dog has been named Dixie Rose.
According to the Rescue Freedom Project, based in North Hollywood California, dedicated to ending all forms of animal exploitation through rescues, campaigns and legislation, Dixie Rose had a marking tattooed in her ear designating she had likely been a lab testing animal. Candice Theis, with the rescue organization, stated the dog had been found in Floyd County at the dump and her back legs were paralyzed. The county shelter contacted Theis for help with Dixie Rose.
On the organization’s social media page, the puppy’s heartbreaking story was shared:
“NEW RESCUE! – R+FP just rescued a PARALYZED victim of animal testing! After enduring EXPERIMENTS she was discarded outside with the other “TRASH.” She eventually was able to crawl to the road to be seen and we were contacted.
Dixie Rose is not disposable. She is not garbage! Dixie will soon be on her way to specialized orthopedic and internal medicine veterinarians to see if there is a chance Dixie will be able to walk again and to check for other potential internal issues.”
On Sunday, Dixie Rose was placed in a foster home in Lexington. Surprisingly, her caretakers say the pup still wags her tail and wants to give and accept love and affection. Dixie Rose is expected to need surgery, specialized care and a loving home in the future.
There has not been any lab identified as to where the dog may have been a test subject. For more information about companies that use animals in testing, Rescue Freedom Project directs readers to download the following information on Cruelty Cutter.
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