Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Susie's Hope DVD Movie Review & GIVEAWAY

Ah, sweet Susie!  This is such a precious story.  I have to be honest.  I am not a dog lover.  Hey, don't judge me.  But, this movie really caught my eye and I am SO glad I watched it.  I mean, look at that sweet puppy on the cover!  I wanted to know her story.

Here is a bit about the movie:  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 resumes the battered animal and accepts her as family. Together, they learn to heal, love and forgive as they lead a historic effort to seek justice and protection, not only for Susie, but all animals. 

Here is a bit about Susie's story and her heroism:   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 even the American Humane Association’s American Hero Dog this year!

Please, take three minutes and watch this video that tells about how Susie has impacted the lives of many and how her story changed the laws for animal abusers.

Now, let's talk about the movie.  It was a great family movie, with good acting and an engaging story line.  The actors were believable, which can be a hard thing to accomplish.  I really felt like they were telling and living their own stories.  I came away from watching this movie with a little more compassion for dogs, especially at-risk dogs like pit bulls.  Take a peek at this trailer and you will want to watch it for sure.

I hope you will take a moment and visit the Susie's Hope website.  You'll get tons more information there about her story, her cause, and how you can be a part of her mission.  You can purchase the DVD there for $24.99 and support this non-profit organization, Susie's Hope.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

 One lucky winner will receive a copy of their own Susie's Hope DVD.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  Entrants must be 18 or older to enter.   This giveaway is not connected to any social media site.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back from you then I'll pick another winner, so mark your calendar and keep an eye out!  Get started now on Rafflecopter...
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  1. My ShihTzu, Ginger is a remarkable "Humanine". She was called defective by her breeder because she had an umbilical hernia and was the tiny runt of the litter. They were going to put her down until we rescued her. I can honestly say she rescued us! She gives so much love to everyone around her and has been a true blessing!

  2. We have a dog we rescued about 9 months ago. She was abused badly. She would let anyone come near her. Now she runs up to you wanting loving all the time. She's an adorable Boxer.

  3. I have many rescue pets and they are ALL heros to me!

  4. I don't have any rescue pets, but love my cat.

  5. My hero pet is my dog, Waffles. I adopted her about 10 months ago from the local animal shelter. I'm her 4th home in 4 years. She tries very hard to be a good girl and has dealt with her setbacks with resilience.

  6. we have a rescued cat and dog we love

  7. I love all animals :) My pets are heroes to me because they keep me happy.

  8. I don't have hero dogs, but my pugs are the only thing that keeps me going some days. If I don't get up and take care of them, nobody would.