Now living happily in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Rizzo was rescued from a Missouri puppy mill. For seven years she gave birth to litter after litter of puppies while her life was being literally stolen from her. She developed mammary cancer from all of the overbreeding. The vet for HUA reports that the margins of the tumor removal were not clean. We don't know how much longer Rizzo will have, and it is unlikely she will find a home willing to take in a dog they know will probably not survive the cancer. Rizzo is a very sweet loving girl. The staff at HUA call her their baby doll. She is learning to trust and love her daily caregivers. While it is unlikely Rizzo will ever leave the shelter the good news is that she knows love for the first time in her life and she is enjoying the freedom and comforts provided to her at HUA. Rizzo is a female Cocker Spaniel. She was born 5/12/00 and weighs 22 pounds.