In August 2009, a puppy was set on fire and left to die. Luckily, this small puppy was found in a local Greensboro park nearly 2 weeks after the incident. Although near death with second and third-degree burns on over 60 percent of her body, a broken jaw and teeth, and covered in over 300 maggots, this small puppy had a will to survive. “Susie” recovered thanks to the the Guilford County Animal Shelter and soon captured the hearts of people all over the country. Susie is now living a happy, full life with her adopted mommy, Donna Lawrence in Greensboro. Together, Donna and Susie are spreading a message of hope, faith and forgiveness. Susie and her supporters worked tirelessly to get a law enacted to allow much stiffer penalties against those who abuse and neglect dogs in North Carolina.
In June 2010, NC Legislators unanimously voted to raise the penalties for those convicted of Felony Cruelty to Animals to a Class H Felony. The current misdemeanor charge of Intentionally starving an Animal in NC was elevated to a Class H Felony. “Susie’s Law” took effect on December 1, 2010.
The Guilford County Animal Shelter spent $4,000 to save Susie’s life. We are raising money at this Mala for Susie’s Miracle Fund to help other abused animals when they are surrendered so they don’t have to be euthanized.
Checks can be made payable to United Animal Coalition/Susie’s Miracle Fund. You can make a credit card donation through the studio.
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Dogs helped by the fund: