How Cosmo the beagle escaped big pharma animal testing

Cosmo is a rescue beagle.

Cosmo is a rescue beagle.

Cosmo’s life didn’t start easy, although he now spends his days in the comfort of owner Fernando Aguirre’s Lake Highlands home. As a pup, the beagle didn’t even have a name. The laboratory dog, with only the number A-370771, was used for a pharmaceutical company’s experimental studies, Aguirre says. Rescuers found five beagles, including 15-pound Cosmo, dumped outside the research facility near Memphis, Tennessee, in 2015. Aguirre adopted the frightened pooch, who’s gotten used to plenty of love and affection since he relocated to Dallas.

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