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SUSIE’S HOPE NONPROFIT ANNOUNCES ALLIANCE WITH DOGS DESERVE BETTER Dogs Deserve Better Accepts Invitation To Join Susie's Hope In Mutual Initiative To End Animal Cruelty Across The Globe

Feb 1 | Posted by: Susie's Hope

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 1, 2016)—Susie’s Hope™ of High Point, NC has announced it alliance with Dogs Deserve Better, the national 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to freeing chained dogs and raising awareness surrounding the harsh realities of chained and penned dogs in our country. Working together, the two nonprofits will combat animal cruelty, and the tragic growing epidemic, in a joint promotion to raise funds in support of the charities’ mutual initiatives.


Beginning, today, February 1, 2016, Susie’s Hope and Dogs Deserve Better (DDB) will launch a “Susie’s Hope” movie promotion.  Five dollars ($5.00) from every “Susie’s Hope” DVD sold through the “DDB” campaign will be donated to Dogs Deserve Better. [As a special “Thank You,” purchasers who enter the promotional code DDB on the Susie’s Hope website (susieshope.com) will receive a 10% discount on his/her purchase of the DVD or “Susie’s Hope Bundle” (which includes the DVD and a “Susie” plush doll).  The promotion will run through July 31, 2016.


“We are so very pleased to work alongside Dogs Deserve Better in the endeavor to educate the public surrounding the realism of animal cruelty that takes place by the minute, by the numbers,” said Susie’s Hope Founder Donna Lawrence“The Dogs Deserve Better staff is as impassioned as we are to stop animal cruelty across the country—across the globe. We hope to enter into various mutual relationships with like-minded organizations such as DDB to make our charge more significant.”


The film, “Susie’s Hope” (released nationally in January 2016), is based on the true story of Susie’s Hope founder Donna Lawrence and her beloved pit bull mix, “Susie.” As a puppy, “Susie” was beaten, burned and left for dead by her owner. She found a home with Lawrence, a survivor of a vicious pit bull attack that left her with permanent injuries, including the inability to have children. Their story of hope, trust and love is captured in the motion picture film directed by Jerry Rees and produced by Lawrence alongside Susie’s Hope Vice President, Eve Roser.



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Susie's Hope 

Susie’s Hope™ is a nonprofit organization formed to foster awareness surrounding the animal abuse that exists in our nation and to work to end the tragic epidemic. Susie’s Hope rescues abused/abandoned animals, assists in finding forever homes, and provides animal responsibility education to people of all ages.  In a team effort, Donna and Susie visit schools, churches and organizations, and attend pet adoption fairs and fundraisers to motivate and educate. The life-like Susie’s Plush animals with embroidered scars (carried by Toys & Company) serve as a nurturing social and educational tool. Donna is the author of three children’s books; she has published the children’s picture books: “Susie’s Miracle (The Inspiration Behind Susie’s Law);” “The Miracle Of Susie (The Puppy That Changed The Law)” and “Susie’s Tale (Hand With Paw, We Changed The Law).”  [Paws and Claws Publishing, LLC]  Proceeds from the DVD, plush and retail book sales help to fund the Susie’s Hope nonprofit.  (www.susieshope.com)


Dogs Deserve Better

Dogs Deserve Better (Smithfield, VA) is an award-winning national nonprofit dedicated to protecting dogs from the inhumane acts of chaining or penning. Dogs Deserve Better works to rescue animals from their chains through education, rescue and rehabilitation, grassroots legislation and fencing programs.  (www.dogsdeservebetter.org)



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