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Update: October 2013-10-04

Hannah, the adorable dog we rescued from a puppy mill, is well on her way to recovery! Hannah’s surgery was a complete success. In the two weeks since she had the procedure, Hannah has been learning to walk, and she’s discovering the great, big world with the love and guidance of our medical and shelter staff.

One of our team members has grown particularly close to the sweet dog, and it looks like she will be bringing Hannah home to join her happy family! Stay tuned for the update!


Hannah's Story

Until the moment our devoted Rescue Team saved her and brought her to the safety of our no-kill headquarters, the adorable Chihuahua pictured here had spent her entire life in a tiny wire cage, barely able to turn around. The young dog, whom we named Hannah, was a breeding dog at a Midwest puppy mill, forced to have litter after litter of puppies.

Hannah had likely never put a paw on the grass, or played ball, or been petted by a loving human hand. It’s a life that no dog should ever face.

Although she is now safe at our no-kill headquarters, Hannah didn’t escape the mill unharmed. She suffers from medial patellar luxation, a condition in which her back kneecaps—or patella—pop out of their grooves.

We will never know if she was born this way or if the condition resulted from trauma.

Despite her background as a mill dog, Hannah has shown nothing but love to everyone she’s met here at North Shore Animal League America. When you realize the terrible situation in which she had been living, it’s truly miraculous that she displays such enormous trust and affection.

We are dedicated to providing Hannah with all the care she needs to heal, including surgery, rehabilitation and around-the-clock monitoring. Whatever it takes, we will make sure this sweet dog is given the best chance to have the life she so richly deserves.

But we need your help.

Providing Hannah, and other ailing, neglected and abused animals like her, with the treatment they need is very costly.

Won’t you please donate today?

Hannah is counting on you, and we are, too. Thank you for your generosity!

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