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.
Ardell is so dinky everyone thinks she is a puppy. She also has a precious puppy attitude with her deep love of people and her silly personality. Although she lost 17 teeth at her dental appointment, she is healty in every way and an absolute joy. She loves belly rubs, smiles like there's no tomorrow and has not a single care in the world. She is such a character and adored by all. Ardell is ready to be home so much she can barely stand it. We've told her that her fabulous pictures are going up on the HUA website and soon she will be with her very own family. As you can see, she is somewhat excited about this prospect.