Susie’s Hope Movie
Susie’s Hope is a rescue movie based on true events of a Pit Bull mix puppy set on fire and Donna Lawrence, who rescued her.
Susie, Pit Bull mix Puppy
Susie’s was only 8-weeks old when her owner became enraged and beat her up. He dislocated Susie’s jaw, smashed her teeth, then poured lighter fluid and lit her on fire. Luckily, Susie was able to run away, and Donna with her friend Ramona found her in a Greensboro, NC park. Susie had second and third degree burns on over 60 percent of her body. Susie was in rehab for many months at a local animal shelter before Donna adopted her. Susie is very lucky and became a trained therapy dog, helping other burn victims. Through their hard work and determination in the fight of animal cruelty, Susie was awarded the title of 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog, as well as the 2014 American Humane Association Therapy Dog.
Donna Lawrence. Animal Lover
Donna’s instinct kicked in to help a dog when a neighbor left and chained his dog to a tree. She took care of the dog. Unfortunately, the dog attacked her from behind. This incident altered her life. Donna went through physical and emotional healing. Susie taught her the meaning of survival, healing, forgiveness and love. Susie provided Donna a new direction of life, Susie’s Hope was born.
Susie’s Hope Foundation
Susie’s Hope, established in 2011, is a non-profit foundation with the mission “to foster awareness of the animal abuse that exists in our nation and to work to end this epidemic by providing education to people of all ages.”
Together, Susie and Donna work as a team 1) educating everyone that having a pet is a
huge responsibility, 2) being safe around animals, 3) no one should ever hurt any animals and 4) most of all the importance of love, hope, and forgiveness.
“Susie’s Law” was passed in her home state of North Carolina, seeking justice and protection for all animals to enact a stricter punishment for those convicted of animal cruelty and abuse.
Be Kind to Animals Week: May 3-9
Donna and Susie have become the ideal advocates for American Humane Association’s “Be Kind To Animals” week. When you purchase Susie’s Hope DVD between May 3rd-9th, 50% of the proceeds will go directly to the American Humane Association.
Susie’s Hope DVD is now available online at Walmart, Best Buy and Family Video as well as the Susie’s Hope website, www.susieshope.com.
Songs from the movie, “Susie Q” by The Charlie Daniels Band and “Wake Up Little Susie” by Vince Gill and Jenny Gill are available. Golden Woofs was honored to be given a copy of these songs. Support Susie’s hope by downloading these songs via iTunes and Amazon. Also, ask your local stations to play these songs in support of Susie’s Hope and Be Kind To Animals Week.
“The kindness one does for an animal may not change the world …
But, it will change the world for that one animal.”