The Outreach Committee of St. Stephen’s Church invites the public to a community pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 20, from 9 to noon. Although there is no charge for the breakfast, free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the BeFreegle Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing sanctuary, rehabilitation and placement of beagles that have been used for research.

“Being small and docile, the beagle is the most common breed of dog used by laboratories,” said Bill Murrell, parishioner and committee member. “Come and meet several beagles that have been retired from biomedical research and who are enjoying a second leash on life.”  

The BeFreegle Foundation, located in nearby Putnam Valley, N.Y., is committed to helping retired laboratory dogs live out the remainder of their years as beloved pets in forever homes. For more information on the BeFreegle Foundation, visit befreeglefoundation.org/ or visit it on Facebook.