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Beagle Spared From Euthanasia Looks As Happy As Can Be After Being Rescued

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

A pic of a two-year-old beagle in Ohio, who was rescued just two days before he was scheduled to be euthanized, has gone viral. The rescuers are Schenley and Joe Kirk who co-founded the non-profit, Hound Rescue and Sanctuary.

The priceless puppy photo—captioned “The BEST Freedom Ride Picture EVER!”—was posted on Facebook by Schenley and has been shared more than 8,000 times. It shows the the beagle, Gregory, with Joe Kirk on the ride home from the shelter.  

Check it out:

Gregory was brought to Franklin County Dog Shelter in Columbus in late April when he was found as a stray. At first, he was thought to be healthy, but upon closer inspection it was discovered that he had heartworms—that's why he was on the euthanasia list.  

But lucky for Gregory, Schenley saw him during one of her routine shelter checks and knew she had to save him.  

The story made Twitter all mushy inside: