Little Dog Who Spent Her Entire Life Locked In An Underground Cage Finally Sees The Sun


B.B. was trapped in an underground puppy mill for years. She had been used again and again for breeding and had never even seen the sun. Luckily, the poodle was rescued from her nightmarish situation in North Carolina, USA, by the Humane Society of the United States last September.


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The animal welfare association raided the property which was suspected to be a puppy mill and made the shocking discovery. They found over 150 animals on the property, including cats and goats, that had all been kept in deplorable conditions.Little B.B. had spent her entire life in a wire bottomed cramped cage, and had never been outside. Volunteers could tell from her swollen mammaries that the tiny poodle had been forced to breed repeatedly.The tiny dog was hesitant to trust humans at first, but once shown a little care, she embraced their help. JessicaLauginiger,animal crimes manager at the Humane Society of the USA (HSUS) described the moment that she found the dog to The Dodo:

I remember how tiny and frail she was in my hands. I pulled her close to my body, and she leaned into me.

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Many of the animals found in the building were in need of medical help after living in such terrible conditions and were transferred to Cabarrus Animal Hospital. One member of staff, Brenda Tortoreo, was particularly moved by B.B's story. She explained how the poodle had never even seen the sun toPEOPLE:

She would squint when she went outside because of the sun, she wasn’t used to it.

The woman fell in love with the brave dog who had endured so much, and as soon as B.B. was strong enough, she took her home. However, the canine still had a long way to go on the road to recovery, as she had never been outside before, let alone in a loving home.


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B.B. was unsure how to act in her new environment and Tortoreo continuedto The Dodo:

I put B.B. down on the floor, and she kept going in circles — not running, but walking.  I guess that’s all she knew to do. I put her in the living room, and to go into the hallway, she would not cross that border.

However, with plenty of love and attention, the poodle has begun to feel more at ease in her new home and is getting stronger every day.Thanks to the HSUS, the puppy mill was shut down and all of the animals inside were rescued.

Source: Youtube/The Humane Society of the United States

To support the Humane Society of the United States and help them continue their amazing work to help more dogs like B.B. you can make a donation by clicking here.

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