Goldie is a 2 year yellow lab who spent most of her life at
Pretty Penny Kennels
in Central Wisconsin. Someone purchased Goldie from this disgusting puppy mill
and called rescue 48 hours later because they didn't know what to do for a
severely withdrawn and frightened dog.
Puppy Mill dogs are never socialized or brought out of their cages for anything
more than breeding. That was obviously the case with Goldie. She would not lift
her head from the corner and shook when anyone approached her. She refused to
eat and had given up on life. When two Lab Education and Resource Network
(LEARN) volunteers picked Goldie up from her purchasers, they had to carry her
out of the home.
After many tears and much patient attention from her foster mom, Goldie began
to show signs of life. She finally lifted her head, and began eating after one
week in her foster home. Every little move was something to celebrate!
Goldie lives in her forever home with her new mom, Sue, and has a practically
twin sister named Zoe. Goldie's progress is slow and she still lingers towards
a corner but we have no doubt she will recover and live as normal a life as
these dogs can.
is a success story, but there are thousands more like Goldie who will never
make it out of their cages. One day, when they've stopped breeding and can no
longer make money for their owners, their fate is to die. Many will be shot;
many will simply be left to starve to death. Often the elements will claim
their lives. These dogs are left outside in cages in the dead of winter with
nothing but each other to snuggle next to for warmth.
be informed on puppy mills! Do not purchase a dog from these people who
represent themselves as reputable breeders.
When you see an ad in your local newspaper listing multiple breeds...STAY AWAY
you go to see a dog and see multiple dogs outside in cages....STAY AWAY FROM
IT! These puppy mills need to be put out of business. If the miller isn't
making money at it, he'll quit and go into a different business.
him quit sooner by NOT purchasing a puppymill puppy!