Giveaway: Susie's Hope DVD. Her story of being attacked by an abused dog and healing while helping abused animals.

In this merry month of December the thought of animals out in the cold dark night lends itself to a prayer. I look at our cat cuddled up on his blanket, safe, warm, fed, and healthy.  That's not the case of so many animals. Inside and outside. Susie's Hope film brings attention to animal abuse.  Based on a true story, and also brought about Susie's Law in North Carolina that seeks stricter punishment for animal abusers.

The film shows us the why and how Donna Lawrence found inspiration to helps abused animals. She was attacked by an abused dog she tried to care for, and then, during her healing days, on a walk with a friend they discover a severely abused pit bull-mix puppy that was left for dead in the park. She brought the puppy to the animal hospital, and with funds raised from the community the dog receives intensive treatment and therapy.  Donna and the puppy heal and forgive as they recover. The man that abused Susie was arrested, but at the time, the laws for such crimes were not strict. Now they are thanks to Donna and her friends rallying for a stiffer animal cruelty law in their state of North Carolina.

I watched another of the videos which was so incredibly sad and unbelievable that a person could abuse this puppy,Susie or any animal. It's just beyond comprehension. Each cold dark night say a prayer  for those abused animals and hope someone like Donna can care for them.

Susie's Hope is a nonprofit organization and you can find out more about it here,  Susie is a registered therapy dog and visits burn victims in hospitals.  You can make a donation, purchase the DVD, books, and other merchandise on the site. 

About the movie: Run time 105 minutes
Based on the true story that successfully passed Susie’s Law in North Carolina, which seeks stricter punishment for animal abusers,Susie’s Hope brings to life the inspirational relationship between pit bull attack survivor Donna Lawrence and Susie, a pit bull-mix puppy found beaten, burned and left for dead. Recognizing reflect and abuse were to blame for the tragic attack that nearly claimed her life 10 months earlier, Donna resumes the battered animal and accepts her as family. Together, they learn to heal, love and forgive as they lead a historic effort to seek justice and protection, not only for Susie, but all animals. Starring Emmanuelle Vaguer (40 Days and 40 Nights), Burgess Jenkins (Remember The Titans) and Andrea Powell (Ender’s Game, The Twighlight: Breaking Dawn Saga: Part 2), Susie’s Hopeis an incredible story of love, loss and redemption.

About Susie:
Susie was found nearly dead in Greenfield Park in Greensboro, North Carolina on August 20, 2009. Just a puppy, Susie had licked the face of her owner’s newborn baby. Her owner became violent—she was beaten so severely her jaw was broken. That wasn’t enough, though. She was then set on fire and left for dead. Incredibly and against all odds Susie survived. Donna Lawrence adopted her two months later. Susie is now a trained therapy dog and event won the American Humane Association’s American Hero Dog this year!

Giveaway: For your chance to win Susie's Hope DVD. Please enter the rafflecotper widget. One winner will be chosen and sent the DVD. Open to residents of USA and Canada. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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