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.
Mayetta did not emerge from the mill unscathed. She had mammary tumors that, once removed, showed signs of a low-grade malignancy. She has been given a good prognosis, however, and that makes us very happy as Mayetta is about the sweetest little Dachshund girl that ever lived. She loves people so much she can barely handle it. Her kisses are to die for and she is not stingy with them. She gets along with all the other little dogs and is as charming as she could be. Mayetta will not know what hit her once she lands a home. We could not imagine a happier dog, but we know being a part of a family would put her into a whole new level of Nirvana.