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.
This very special Dakota Darling came to the shelter with five precious puppies. She was the best little mama and took wonderful care of her babies, all of whom have been adopted. Susan is a quiet, gentle, tiny sweetheart. She loves to cuddle up on laps, loves to be pampered and swooned over. She gets along with the other little dogs, but is not a big player. She prefer to perch upon the humans, being told how darling she is, and watching the crazy play from above.