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 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.
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!
Guys, you’ve gotta watch this film. My gosh, it’s just so heartfelt, and so sweet. Susie stars in the film as herself, and she’s just precious! My 11-year old daughter watched this with me and cried her little eyes out. I love to see how deeply she feels when it comes to animals, and it was a real tender thing to be able to watch this with her. At the very end of the film I started wondering if it would drag on, but it didn’t. The story is incredible, and inspiring. I love movies based on true stories! It’s a powerful thing to see how strong REAL people in our world are – to see how strong human (and animal) resilience can be.
Here’s the trailer:
Interested? This website is a great resource for all things Susie related. Oh, yeah, and one other thing…you can also enter to win your very own copy of this DVD right now. Awesome!! If you’re an animal lover, or know someone who is, you’d better enter this giveaway. The story is incredible. Open in the U.S. and Canada.
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