A lot of dogs can be found in puppy mills. There is an estimated 200,000 of them and one of the unfortunate ones is Lily.
Lily is a dog who may be sweet but is quite scared of humans. She lived for 12 years in a cage. Though she was provided with water and food, she was never given love or kindness. She has yet to explore the world and get out of there.
Lily has given birth to litters of puppies and these puppies are sold. Dogs like Lily are in puppy mills simply to make puppies. This is not a good practice and there are people pushing for their closure. This is also why people are urged to adopt rather than buy.
It may have taken 12 years but Lily’s life changed. Rescuers came to take Lily from the puppy mill and she was brought to the vet for a checkup and for a bath. Her very first bath.
The vet who checked Lily said that her body was quite fragile and even sore. This was because of the neglect she received and of the numerous times she gave birth. The vet also said that Lily was confused about the new place that she was in as it was totally different from what she was used to.
Now that Lily is safe and sound, she has her own bed now to sleep in which is quite comfortable and very warm – just what Lily needs. Upon presenting it to her, Lily sniffed it at first as if trying to see if it was not harmful. Then, she decided that it was safe and so she rested on it.
We are happy that Lily is now in a safe place and that she is getting the love and attention that she so deserves after being locked up and maltreated for so long.
Source: Animal Planet