Homeward Bound - Adopted!
Now living happily in Lincoln, Nebraska
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.
Rumney is one of our Dakota Darlings. She is a total diva. During the long ride back to the shelter, she threw such a fit about being in a crate, even though it had warm, soft, fluffy blankets, that our director, Julie, was forced to pull over to the side of road to release her. Rumney immediately snuggled down into Julie's lap with a triumphant grin and happy sigh. She spent the rest of the trip alternating between deep snoozes and curious peeks out the window. Rumney loves people. It is difficult to understand how strong her spirit remained, but she is a survivor. She has great times with the other tiny dogs and is the happiest little thing we ever did see.