Overbred Dogs From Backyard Breeders Get Second Chance On Flight To Freedom

Dogs love unconditionally and ask for so little in return. They just want to be loved and cared for. Sadly, many are used by unscrupulous people motivated by profit.

Female dogs are bred again and again by backyard breeders and puppy mills and tossed aside when they are no longer of use. Harriet, a 4-year-old poodle, and Sophia, a 5-year-old mini golden-doodle, have spent their entire lives having puppies. The sweet girls were surrendered to the already overcrowded Iberville Parish Animal Shelter in Louisiana by backyard breeders when they were no longer of use.

Photo: Iberville Parish Animal Shelter

Harriet was born with a small umbilical hernia and a unilateral cleft naris, and the shelter stated, “Both defects are congenital, and she should not have been used for breeding at any time.” She was used for breeding and after having puppies the “bump” got much larger. Her owners brought her to the shelter and said they were “going out of business” and surrendered her.

“Lucky for Harriet, she will never have to have another litter and can live a healthy, stress-free life of retirement.”

Photo: Iberville Parish Animal Shelter

The shelter shared that Sophia was surrendered shortly after weaning her last litter. They said, “Sophia is a sassy little girl with tons of personality and will never see a whelping box again. This sweet girl wants nothing but to be
with her person and to be loved as a true pet.”

Shelters in the South are overcrowded, and many adoptable dogs are at risk of euthanasia due to lack of space and adopters. That is where Greater Good Charities and Flight to Freedom come to the rescue.

Every month, GreaterGood funds a Flight to Freedom – thanks to your donations – with our partners Greater Good Charities. Dogs and cats are taken from overcrowded shelters and flown to shelters with open kennels.

The sweet pups are now getting a second chance to find loving homes where they will never be bred again.

Photo: Iberville Parish Animal Shelter

This month’s flight will fly over 100 dogs and cats of all ages out of Louisiana and to Wisconsin to find loving homes. Harriet and Sophia are two of the lucky passengers on the May 15th flight that is fueled with your support.

Will you help fly them and dozens more to FREEDOM?

Just $5 helps cover the fuel costs of flying a pet 125 miles towards safety. Together we can save lives. Donate now!

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