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.
Onaka lost 11 teeth at her first dental visit but is otherwise healthy and very, very happy. She is always enthusiastic and excited about play time and skips around saying 'hello' to everyone. She loves rolling around in the grass and exploring the big yards. Onaka is a smiler and our hearts fill with joy every time we see that adorable grin. She is so ecstatic with her new life that she can barely contain herself. Onaka is one of a group of the most adorable Doxie girls that were rescued from that horrendous mill. The sheer joy of freedom is expressed in every move they make and shockingly, they hold no grudge against the human species. They are all so precious to each of us; the perfect examples of why we do what we do.