Hi friends of Bean! Lady Human here. Today marks exactly ten years since I rescued Ella Bean. She found me on Valentine’s Day, at a time in my life when I really needed some love in my world. To say that Ella changed my life would be an understatement. Ella Bean was pulled out of a puppy mill. I met her at a shelter outside of Miami and decided on a whim to rescue her. Ella opened my eyes to the horror of the source of those adorable pet store puppies. She taught me about healing and trust.
Puppy Mills supply nearly all dogs that are found in any pet store or online shop. These businesses farm dogs like livestock, over-breeding the mothers and fathers without any regard for the health of the parents or puppies. In Ella’s case, she had severe dental disease, infections and sores across her body. She had never known human love and was terrified of people and the outside world.
After weeks of working with vets to stabilize Ella & months of working to build her trust, we began to have a relationship, she started to show affection and excitement. We started Ella’s Instagram three years ago to share her both cuteness & her survival story.
In honor of Ella’s adoptiversary, we’re raising funds to support the Humane Society of the United States Stop Puppy Mills Campaign. HSUS has made many important strides forward in the fight to bring down puppy mills.
We're so grateful for ANY amount you can give in honor of our little Bean, your support means SO much!
Some HSUS Major Achievements in Stopping Puppy Mills:
- Core to the successful 2017 effort in California to ban the sale of puppies, kittens and bunnies in pet stores
- Reached a milestone number of local ordinances banning the sale of commercially-raised puppies in pet stores, with a total of 250 ordinances.
- HSUS spearheaded the rescue of 84 Great Danes from a mansion in New Hampshire in June 2017, already spurring a new state law to protect animals. The puppy mill’s operator was convicted of ten counts of animal cruelty on December 12, 2017.
- HSUS' undercover investigation resulting in a video of HSUS undercover investigation of a New York City pet store was viewed more than 5 million times. Local animal advocates began protesting the store, and it shut down permanently two months after HSUS released the footage.
- Through the HSUS Puppy Friendly Pet Stores program, additional pet stores that used to sell puppies to a model that offers rescued pups instead were converted, bringing the total to 21 stores nationwide. This has impacted 12,000 formerly homeless pets finding new homes as a result.