Welcome to Dogster, Hannah!
You may have read about Hannah‘s case. She was held by a Georgia canine cop under the pretense that she was being used for police work. Instead, the man was breeding her while barely keeping her alive. Shameful!
But there’s a happy ending here. Hannah was rescued and now lives with a loving family who has let her join Dogster where she has met many caring dogs and cats who want to see her abuser brought to justice.
Lena Malik wrote:
My sweet and brave pup pal Hannah joined
dogster about a month ago.
Unfortunately, she had a tragic start in life but is currently learning how to simply be a beloved family member. Her case is still under investigation and we are getting either the runaround or invalid excuses from authorities. This is concerning because she was involved in unethical breeding purposes (this topic along with puppy mills was recently in the national media thanks to Oprah).
What is extremely troubling is the former owner’s possible ties in law enforcement and K9 unit. We are pleading for dogster and public support in order to get to the truth and have justice carried out for Hannah and many who share her past. Thank you!
Here’s more information from the Care2 Petition Site:
Hannah, a four year old German Shepherd was formerly owned by a Tattnall County, GA, K-9 Handler and from a very young aged was used as a breeding machine, confined until her muscles atrophied, starved and neglected. When she was deemed no longer useful, she was surrendered to Animal Control facility in Reidsville, Georgia (about 75 miles southwest of Savannah – in Tattnall County) with orders to euthanize her.
At the time of her surrender, Hannah, known at the time as Haunna, was in horrific condition. She had been starved, was severely emaciated and weighted only 41 lbs. Her pads were so wounded that she walked on her haunches and her fur was rubbed off in many places due to confinement. She was also pregnant and gave birth to three stillborn puppies while at the animal control facility.
On February 7, 2007, she was rescued by the Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue.
Hannah was taken to a vet and on the way she began to bleed, mostly from giving birth combined with her extremely poor physical condition