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.
Roberta was not in good shape when she arrived at the shelter. Her stomach was horribly bloated, she was weak and lethargic and downtrodden. With some veterinary care, good nutrition and an abundance of love, the dear girl is much improved. She has been diagnosed with Dachshund Alopecia, which simply means that she does not have a lot of fur. Roberta does not need fur. She is beautiful without it. She is a very sweet, people-oriented gal who loves attention and asks for it in a quiet, gentle, unassuming way. Roberta would love a home with people who must have a Dachshund in their laps at all times. She is an expert in this area and wishes to show off her mad lap-sitting skills.