Homeward Bound - Adopted!
Now living happily in Vermillion, South Dakota
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.
Gamba arrived at the shelter with five teeth. The rest had fallen out as a result of massive infection. Unfortunately, our vet was unable to save the remaining teeth and all were removed. Gamba doesn't care. She thinks she's cute and we couldn't agree more. She is a super sweet, friendly girl who dances and quivers for attention. She loves being with people and seeks cuddling out at every opportunity. She gets along well with all the other dogs. She is currently bunking with a very handsome but slightly picky Chihuahua and he has fallen head over heels in love with Gamba. As have we all...