Monday, December 8, 2014

Susie's Hope DVD - Review and Giveaway

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My kids absolutely love dogs. Our dog, Buddy, is a rescue dog. Susie's Hope is also about a rescue dog, so I was very excited for a chance to watch this DVD with my small people. 

About the Movie:
Run time 105 minutes
Based on the true story that successfully passed Susie’s Law in North Carolina, which seeks stricter punishment for animal abusers, Susie’s Hope brings to life the inspirational relationship between pit bull attack survivor Donna Lawrence and Susie, a pit bull-mix puppy found beaten, burned and left for dead. Recognizing reflect and abuse were to blame for the tragic attack that nearly claimed her life 10 months earlier, Donna rescues the battered animal and accepts her as family. Together, they learn to heal, love and forgive as thyey lead a historic effort to seek justice and protection, not only for Susie, but all animals. Starring Emmanuelle Vaguer (40 Days and 40 Nights), Burgess Jenkins (Remember The Titans) and Andrea Powell (Ender’s Game, The Twighlight: Breaking Dawn Saga: Part 2), Susie’s Hope is an incredible story of love, loss and redemption.

You can watch the Susie’s Hope trailer here!

About Susie:

Susie was found nearly dead in Greenfield Park in Greensboro, North Carolina on August 20, 2009. Just a puppy, Susie had licked the face of her owner’s newborn baby. Her owner became violent—she was beaten so severely her jaw was broken. That wasn’t enough, though. She was then set on fire and left for dead. Incredibly and against all odds Susie survived. Donna Lawrence adopted her two months later. Susie is now a trained therapy dog and event won the American Humane Association’s American Hero Dog this year!

You can check out and share Susie’s Hero Dog Award Video here!

My Thoughts:
This movie is definitely a tear jerker, and one that any animal would love to see. It is tragic that there are evil people in this world who would do to a dog (or any animal) what was done to Susie. Susie's Hope is a true story that can bring awareness about the horrible act of animal abuse and the effects of that abuse on the animal and the people around it. I am truly amazed that, after having suffered an attack by an abused pit bull, Donna still had a heart to want to save another abused dog.

Just a warning, the beginning of the movie is a little intense. Although all of the pit bull attack was not shown, there was enough that it may be a little more than some small people could really handle. There is a disclaimer at the beginning that lets the viewer know that some scenes may be graphic.  

If you are an animal lover or lover of animal movies, you should definitely get this DVD. You can enter for a chance to win your own copy below!

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