This is Nellie. She’s a beloved Animals Australia team member, bin-raider, couch-dweller and teddy bear. Hers is a world where puppy factories don’t exist – but that wasn’t always the case.
Every morning, Nellie wakes up in her bed and stretches before trotting happily to the car. She’ll return from her first of three daily beach walks to be greeted by a warm breakfast, followed by a nap and usually playtime with her canine ‘brother’, Buddy. It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, this cheeky, sparkly-eyed dog didn’t even know how to wag her tail.
Nellie spent five long years in a puppy factory. She was kept tied up, and forced to produce litter after litter of puppies who were all taken from her to be sold into the pet supply chain. Like most ‘breeder dogs’, she never knew what ‘walkies’ meant. Nobody took her to the park to play, let her rest her head on their lap, or told her what a good girl she was.
But unlike so many breeding mums just like her, Nellie was freed.
The puppy factory where she had been imprisoned for so long was raided, and along with 11 other dogs, Nellie was seized and taken to a shelter. It was then that the only world she knew ceased to exist – and a whole new one opened up. When we dream of a world without puppy factories, all we need do is to imagine it through Nellie’s big brown eyes. And this is what she sees…
Pampering... and lots of it.
The inside of her eyelids.
The Animals Australia office.
Her lifelong friend.
A world that all dogs deserve to live in.
Here at Animals Australia, we like to dream big. And our dream is that every dog knows the freedom, the devotion, and the love that Nellie now enjoys.
Our dream is for a world where puppy factories cease to exist.
The world through Nellie’s big brown eyes is already puppy factory free — and we don’t have the heart to tell her otherwise. Help make her world a reality for all dogs, by pledging to adopt your next best friend – and free dogs like Nellie.