I too would free the animals!! I once had a beagle, a bunny and a cat all at the same time and while the bunny free roamed tha area that was bunny proofed in the home, at night he liked to sleep in his cage -which we had made more comfortable for him. His fav timorthy hay and his litrle basket that he liked. He was trained to go to the bathroom in his own litter box. These babies all got along fine.
My problem is envisioning this poor beagle in the rabbit cage. We had a large one - and it was only for the bunny who used it only to sleep in - tho he slept with us and on another fav basket that was carpeted. (I had used it to pout my feet up one night and he decided it was his so he got to keep it, lol). My beagle slept with us and put up quite the fuss when the door managed to get shut - usually by the cat who may have been telling her beagle brother something, lol
BOTH dogs need love and affection, and good food and all the things we give our pets day in and day out. I do not know if there are any liberation type groups in your area - I recently read of such a group in BC and they did great work, imho! Saving dogs who need help!! Here is thgeir site - they may say how they do it. http://www.animaladvocates.com/women-who-steal-dogs.htm
This is one what one rescuer wrote:So I started to try to make friends with this dog, who was no longer a happy little pup, but a desocialized rottweiler, barking and growling at strangers, but whining and wagging at my friend, who she knew as the familiar person who had talked to her over the fence since she was a pup. After a few weeks of visiting with my friend by the fence, and throwing pieces of cheese and weiners over when no one was looking, I too was perceived as a familiar person, and not a threat.
And so she made not a sound, not a bark, not a growl, when I climbed her fence in the middle of the night. And though she was nervous, she made no effort to resist when I lifted her as best I could up to the fence. She put her paws on the top, I boosted, and over she went to freedom. She raced around and jumped on me in sheer delight in the middle of the night. And she, who had spent her long boring days barking at anything that went by, never made so much as a peep. I think she knew exactly what was going on that night.
If there is no group, you may have to do it yourself. I;'d bring lots of food - my guess is these poor babies are starved - and do it at night when hopefully these cruel ppl are asleep. It does sound desperate!!