This group of boys are young and in pretty good physical shape, but emotionally they have a long road ahead of them. From those first cautious steps onto the grass to their full wonderment of space, the freed group instantly packed together and explored their new world. While at ease with each other they are still fearful of human interaction. Unlike other rescued beagles who are love-starved and want all the affection families can give, this group kept its distance from everyone. Four of the guys were constantly looking for a spot to hide in bushes, behind trees. This is an understandable anxiety built up after years of violence and trauma. With patience, tenderness, affection, and plenty of delicious treats they will learn to trust again. The beagles have been named in honor of Vegas Greats like the Rat Pack – Frankie, Dean, Sammy, and Joey, as well as performance legends like Wayne, Barry, Peter, and Tommy. We still don’t understand why the labs do testing on animals. We can try to change it by changing the products we buy: cosmetics, hygiene, home cleaning, even cigarettes- only certified animal cruelty free products.