Puppy Mill Survivor Emily Has a Broken Jaw, But Not a Broken Heart

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Sweet little Emily arrived from a puppy mill with her jaw broken and dangling.  She was starving, having only been given hard kibble that she could not eat.  At the age of 4 she weighed only 2.5 pounds and lost most of her teeth at her first vet visit.  Her teeth were completely rotten from decay and all of her ribs were showing.  It was determined that the injury to her jaw could not be repaired.  The operation would be too painful and for all that pain the injury was too old for the operation to be successful anyway.  The doctors assured us that Emily is in no pain and will be able to live a normal life with the jaw as it is.  Emily is at a foster home now where she is eating well and up to nearly 4 pounds.  She is a bright, happy, beautiful little girl who is adored by all.  She feels so much better, has come to love people and holds no grudges for all of the horrible things that have happened to her.  One of our volunteers who wants Emily to have every opportunity to shine and find a wonderful home sent her to a professional photographer in Omaha so that she could show her smiling face and bright eyes to the world in style.  Please check out Emily’s web page here: ADOPT ME – EMILY! to see her photos and read the full story of how well she is doing in her foster home.  Emily also asks her friends in Nebraska to sign up for updates on the Nebraska Voter’s for Companion Animals website so that they can personally help fight puppy mills in Nebraska.

6 Responses to “Puppy Mill Survivor Emily Has a Broken Jaw, But Not a Broken Heart”

  1. jean bressler Says:
    March 1st, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Emily (I shortened the name to Millie) gives sloppy kisses. She wakes up in the morning and leans over to lick my face, saying “I gotta go NOW.” She happily does her business on the training pad since the ground is still covered with snow. Even though she wears potty pants, she has never had an accident. How good is that for a puppy mill survivor?

  2. HuaLori Says:
    March 1st, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I got to go visit Emily today and oh my goodness what an adorable, super happy little girl she is! She really has forgiven humans for all that has happened to her. She doesn’t know me well at all but was so happy to see me, give me kisses and beg to have her tummy rubbed. She is a delightful little girl beyond words. I’m thinking a video may be in her future!

  3. Beth Rowan Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Emily I hope to meet you very soon, there is lots of love and pampering waiting for you!! xoxo, mommy!

  4. Ace Says:
    March 13th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Wow that is really amazing. If by any chance i was in that mess i would have already been dead.

  5. jasmin Says:
    March 29th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    emily ! you are such a cute dog. i would love to have you as a dog. you have been through so much. you are so brave. i would have never survived everything you went through. i love you even though i dont know you. and hopefully someday i will get a chance to meet you.

  6. Beth Rowan Says:
    April 3rd, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Hi My baby Girl, I will see you Friday and you will be home for your Birthday !!! :)

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