Susie-Belle Schnauzer has been living in freedom for three years and during this time has undergone a remarkable transformation from a timid, hurt, damaged soul to the loving, gentle, peaceful being that she now most certainly is. For years she was confined in prison-like conditions in a puppy farm also called a "puppy mill," battery or factory farm. Her existence was solely so that her captors could make easy money by breeding her to within a shadow of death, selling her puppies to satisfy the modern demand for cheap, popular, fashionable puppies. While the offspring of her abused body lined the pockets of the people who saw her as a commodity, her mind suffered agonies of loneliness and fear but her spirit stayed strong and awaited the day she might be free.
It is her deep, inner spiritual strength that we see shine brightly now as we live our lives together, which we talk publicly about in order to help others to see what suffering lies behind the mass commercial scale of puppy breeding. And why it must end. Susie-Belle's journey through life has been a hard one, tougher than most humans could bear to think about, but far from remaining imprisoned by her past she has allowed herself to be coaxed, cuddled and loved into her new life, one she now enjoys fully as a free, very much loved dog, not a commodity, not a thing to make money from.