to tell you her story........
Heaven was a 9 year old Yorkie
rescued from a kennel near Lebanon Missouri she
had her bottom jaw broken on both sides in the very back near the joint.
She was unable to move it,
we took her to the vet and was told that they were unable to wire her jaw.
They stated that they
would have to pin her jaws by running the pins through the back of her
head. They said that this was a very painful procedure. Due to
her severe dental disease that they did not feel that there was enough jaw
left to even pin and it would be a constant battle with infection.
The smell that emitted from her
mouth was awful. Heaven had lost all will to live and did not even
whimper when anything was done to her. So through the tears
and heartache, we let her go to the bridge where she is running free and
no longer in pain.
This was the first dog that I
have ever had to make that decision on and I hope that it will be the
last. We named her "Heaven" as we felt that she needed a name as she
started her journey on the bridge.
Their are hundreds of thousands
of dogs suffering in commercial kennels across this country, just like
the ones you see here that we rescued.
They are kept in small cages for their entire lives and are bred every
time they come into season from six months of age twice a year every
year, year after year after year.
They freeze in the winter and swelter in the summer, never to know a
loving touch. never a toy, never a soft bed or a treat, never anything
to do but stage at bars of the cages in the Puppy mill prison they only
just survive in.
Imagine spending your whole life barefoot in a tiny wire cage, feet always
bloody and painful.
When you go to the toilet, it collects in a big pile underneath you, never
cleaned, the stench rises in the summer heat, uric acid burning your
eyes and nostrils.......... covered in flies........the dogs go blind
over time. Your only protection from the sun, rain, wind, and snow is a
torn canvas tarp that blows in the wind on top of your cage. You are
constantly forced to breed, and your puppies are taken from you too
young and sold, to pet stores.
When your done breeding and you are not worth feeding, like us above, they
dump you at a vet to be killed........or worse! they leave you to die in
Ariel photo outside pens open to all weather.
Imagine living inside a steel box,
surrounded by hundreds of barking crying dogs, for years and years, would
you go insane?.
The Urine and Poop drops down on to
the dogs underneath........they cannot escape the filth.
The stench, the stench,.........
nothing in her life had prepared her for this! a Puppy mill auction story,
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