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.
India is a sweet, quiet, gentle little girl. Thanks to the complete lack of vet care at the mill, she lost 30 teeth due to decay and infection. Thankfully, she is very healthy otherwise and happy to be pain free. India has a nice, calm nature and approaches people in the sweetest of ways, asking for attention by wagging her cute stubby tail in crazy circles. She likes the company of other dogs and never seems to be overwhelmed by the wild parties at recess time. Her caregivers have deemed her "the perfect little Schnauzer".