Maltese/Shih Tzu Mix
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.
Fiji is just about the cutest thing around. She has the most precious face and expressive ears. Due to the complete lack of dental care while at the puppy mill, she lost 17 teeth, but other than that she is a healthy little bugger. Fiji is a looker and a learner. She is still a little shy about being around new people, but each day she notices something new to like about us. The other small dogs are helping her come around and we think she is quite close to showing us that silly personality we have a hunch is in there.