Homeward Bound - Adopted!
Now living happily in Beatrice, 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.
Keya is another of our Dakota Darlings. Like so many, her mouth was so raw from infection that she lost her remaining 11 teeth at her dental visit. Luckily that was the extent of her medical problems and she is about as happy as a Poodle can be. The first time Keya visited the big yard, she zoomed around as fast as she could for as long as she could like a wild jackrabbit. We laughed so hard and loved seeing her so happy to be free, marveling over the tickly grass and warm sunshine. After a bit, she got tired and flopped down to bask in the sun with a huge grin on her face. Keya loves people and the other small dogs and is a sweet little lap warmer who is adored by all.