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January 12, 2003

Meet Hannah!

She is a 2 1/2 year old Brussels Griffon. She was purchased at eight weeks by a backyard breeder in Baltimore City, MD who thought he could make a lot of money by breeding her. Fortunately, she was never ever able to be successfully bred. A local rescue group working with this "breeder" to rescue some older pugs was surprised when he offered to surrender this young girl. She is very traumatized. He said he planned to euthanize her.

Since she was 8 weeks old, she has lived in a cage with a concrete floor, about 4 X 4, where she ate, slept, pooped and peed. She has had no human contact at all except for feeding and cleaning feces from her cage. She was so dirty and matted that right before she was given to us he hacked off her long red coat, in the process he cut part of her left ear off with the scissors which our vet was able to reattach.

Hannah is extremely hand shy and timid but really does yearn to be around people. Hannah sleeps in her foster mom's bed every night and fusses when left alone, even when she is with other dogs. She is very skinny and she does not eat very heartily. She is doing wonderfully with housebreaking, even though she has never before been inside a house.

We feel the Griffon spirit will emerge in time. Right now she needs a great deal of tender loving care. Hannah is healthy and will be spayed before she goes to her new home.

Are you the special person Hannah needs?

If you would like more information, contact susan_bauer@fd.org. If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.

March 22, 2003


Hannah has been Adopted!

A Promise to Hannah

I promise you, little one, that you will never have to spend another day or night out in the cold, the rain, or the sweltering summer sun. You will always be treated with kindness, have plenty of good food and clean water, and know the comfort of a soft bed. In time your fears will grow dim and you will no longer be afraid. You'll welcome my touch one day...and on that day my heart will melt. And if I'm very lucky you might even find a kiss for me. But for now little one, just be yourself, and know that you are loved.

With love from your new mom,
Debbie Perry

March 22, 2003

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March 29, 2003
Hannah with her new brothers and sisters in the doggie playpen

...where the kids dry off on rainy days or hang out while Mom's at the store.
Clockwise from bottom left: Teddy Bear (Pekingese), Muffin (Lhasa) BamBam (Papillon),
Gizmo (ShihTzu/Peke)
, Hannah (Brussels Griffon)

March 29, 2003
Hannah discovers the joy of a rawhide chew!

June 14, 2003
Hannah with her new "do"!
Isn't she cute!

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