Homeward Bound - Adopted!
Now living happily in Auburn. Nebraska
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.
Libya's spirit suffered greatly at the hands of the miller. She is still so young, but very scared of this great big world and the people in it. She does not know how to trust - it is as plain as day after one look into her pretty eyes. She has no idea what we are up to, but fears it is not anything good. Libya has come out of her shell enough to greatly enjoy the company of the other small dogs. She watches them carefully and they are teaching her that we are kind and that she can trust us. Libya will come around in time, we've seen it hundreds of times before. She just needs a little understanding, perhaps a little space, and a lot of love and comfort.