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Beagle with PTSD to be honored with Animal Hero Award

Her life didn’t start out as an easy one. Scarlett the beagle though will be honored for persevering and surviving as a lab animal before finally finding a happy life.

Scarlett has been named the Inspirational Animal of the Year at the Animal Hero Awards. 

She suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after she was a laboratory test subject for two years.

It is not known exactly what tests were performed on Scarlett, due to an agreement with the lab to free and not kill test animals, but her owners say that she is terrified of loud noises, is afraid of being covered up and has eating issues, the Mirror reported.

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Scarlett’s story is featured on her webpage.

She was freed with six other dogs in 2016 thanks to the help of a rescue charity in the United States. She was adopted in 2017, the Mirror reported.

The Mirror is a sponsor of the awards, along with the RSPCA.

Other categories of Animal Hero Awards, which can go to either the animals themselves or animal advocates, include Hero Animal of the Year, RSPCA Superstar and Young Animal Hero. 

The awards are being handed out at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Thursday.

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