In July 2012, a sheriff of a small town in South Dakota called one of our directors, Julie, about 30 Pomeranians who were starving with no water. They were living in a patch of noxious weeds taller than most people. The owner/breeder had planned on shooting them, but she was allowed to willfully surrender them. The situation was one of the worst Julie had ever seen, and the rescue itself seemed impossible to carry out at times. Many of the tiny dogs were so feral and afraid that they bit and thrashed and screamed at the end of the catchpoles. Working in the heat and filth caused many rescuers to become ill. Newborn pups were found under boards near their mother, who was eating a dead bird. One fragile, terrified little Pom's fur was matted so badly that a frog was living in it. Julie and the sheriff were absolutely horrified by the sights and smells of that day.
Prudence is so very lovely with her widow's peak hair. She is an easy liver. She sits nicely waiting to be picked up and snuggles right in once we do. She is super fond of the scrumptious food served by the waiters and waitresses here at HUA, and appreciates it when the maids turn down her bed. Prudence loves being held and will make some very lucky person a perfect lap warmer.