Sariel was rescued from a puppy mill in Nebraska along with several other dogs who were in very poor condition due to years of neglect and over breeding. Sariel’s name means “angel of guidance”, and at only seven years old that is what she soon will be. Sariel does not have long to live. Our hearts sank when we looked at her abdomen upon her return from the vet. She looked like a jig-saw puzzle from all of the mammary tumors that were removed. We remained hopeful that the pathology would be good, however, a week later we received devastating news. Sariel’s cancer has moved to her lymphatic system. Sariel does not have long but she is making the best of it. In spite of her recent surgery and painful infection in her eyes which is taking a long time to clear up, she is happy for the first time in her life. We know we won’t have much time to spend with her, and we do not anticipate that anyone will adopt her knowing they will lose her so soon, so we will help to make the very best of every day she has. Sariel loves people and is immensely enjoying her freedom at HUA. She loves to explore the grassy yards and loves to stretch her legs and wander around the buildings, often stopping for a nap on piles of soft blankets and towels. We tell her every day how precious she is and we make sure she gets plenty of lap time, kisses and hugs. We also tell her how sorry we are that her life has been stolen from her by an industry of pure greed, for which we hold the utmost contempt. Although she has every right to be furious with the world, Sariel holds no ill will. However, we will not get over it. We are angry on her behalf. We will use this tragedy to fuel our passion to educate the public and let them know that Sariel’s years of suffering and life cut all too short did not need to happen. When the time comes that Sariel’s pain is too great we will hold her in our arms and let her go on to the next life. She will become an angel of guidance and hope for all of the mothers of pet store puppies still suffering in puppy mills. Please help to make her powerful story of the tragedy of puppy mills in this nation live on forever.
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