Molly & Ranger welcome Ellie (right) into their home.
Ellie - Adopted 10/??/08!
When we heard the story of the largest puppy mill in the USA
closing, we jumped for joy...then we jumped into action to
rescue some of the beagles that were housed there.
Working through our B.A.R.C. program, we brought "Essie" to
Portland, along with several others. She was born there and
used for a breeder dog her entire life, living in a wire
rabbit hutch outdoors in the cold/hot. Essie, now
renamed "Ellie" by her adopter, Angela B. of Vancouver, WA,
was very stressed. This girl was so stressed from
years of captivity in her cage, that she knawed her teeth to
the gums biting the wires. She had a tattoo on her right
ear, as many puppy mill breeder dogs do, and to hide her
identity, they cut part of her velvet ear off. Even through
this abuse, she has room in her heart to love...and what a
love she is. Ellie found her forever home in
Vancouver, WA, along with her new beagle siblings, Molly and
Ranger! Hooray for Essie!