I was recently offered a chance to review a really interesting movie called Susie's Hope.
This movie is 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, burnt, and left for dead. Recognizing abuse and neglect were to blame for the tragic attack that nearly claimed her life just 10 months before, Donna rescues the half dead animal, starts a huge fundraising campaign, fights for, and eventually 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.
This movie stars Emmanuelle Vaguer (40 Days and 40 Nights), Burgess Jenkins (Remember the Titans) and Andrea Powell (Ender's Game, Twilight, 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. While still 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. 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.
We watched this book as a family. Even Captain watched most of it. I think it does a great job of capturing the horror of this story without being overly graphic. The kids found it very interesting, sad, and inspiring all at the same time.
If you are interested in watching the movie and getting to know Susie better, you will be happy to know that I have a copy to giveaway! Watch the trailer below.
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