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.
Eudora is one of our Dakota Darlings. She is the sweetest of things with the most darling of expressions. Her joyous moments, playing with bunches of other little dogs and zipping about the play-yard, are written all over her precious face. She lost 13 teeth due to infection and decay when she had her dental visit, but she still has plenty left that shine so brightly when she smiles. Eudora was a shy little girl when she arrived, but she is getting to know everybody here and showing us that she rather likes these nice people and would appreciate some of her own.