On January 29, 2014, HUA rescued 45 dogs from a puppy mill in South Dakota. Some of the dogs went to other groups and the majority of them (about 30) came to HUA. HUA has been working with this particular mill on downsizing and we are pleased to announce that this mill is now shut down!
Because of these collaborative efforts, another 45 dogs are now free. Of the group, only 3 of them are males. All others are females. Puppies were also released. A few three-month-old Japanese Chin pups and four six-week-old pups are in the group. What does all this mean? Female dogs are not needed at the mill for breeding because puppies aren't selling. Efforts in educating the public are working and we must continue to let people know about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores, newspaper ads, internet ads, etc.
Alemna arrived with a severely infected mouth and a mammory tumor. She lost 29 teeth at her dental visit and thankfully, her tumor was benign and posed no danger to her health. She is a sweet, tiny little poodle girl who loves playing with the volunteers and her roommates. During recess, she surveys the crowd, eyeing up potential laps and carefully deciding which one she wants to curl up in first. It is usually Gale, the Poodle Lady (as pictured). Alemna is polite and non-discriminatory, however, and is careful to make sure everyone gets a turn with her. She is nice to all the other little dogs and enjoys their company very much. Alemna is so very ready for her home and will bring nothing but sunshine and happiness to her lucky new family.