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Dog Spends Entire Life Locked Up In Basement, Can’t Hold Her Excitement To See The World
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Dog Spends Entire Life Locked Up In Basement, Can’t Hold Her Excitement To See The World

Meet B.B., a puppy mill poodle who had spent all of her life locked in a tiny cage in the basement. The mill in North Carolina was raided by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) last September. Animal workers could tell the doggie was bred over and over again. “She was very tiny, and she looked like this helpless creature,” Jessica Lauginiger, animal crimes manager at HSUS, told The Dodo.

B.B. was taken to Cabarrus Animal Hospital, where she caught the attention of Brenda Tortoreo, who worked there as a receptionist. “B.B. was in a corner,” Tortoreo told The Dodo. “She looked pitiful. She was scared to death… And I said, ‘That’s the one I’m going to take home.’”

But, having spent all her life in a tiny cage, the doggie seemed confused at Tortoreo’s place. “I put B.B. down on the floor, and she kept going in circles — not running, but walking,” Tortoreo said. “I guess that’s all she knew to do.”

“She never knew what sun was,” Tortoreo said. “She didn’t know what grass was, and she was terrified of it.”

Little by little, the pooch got accustomed. “She runs around the house,” Tortoreo said. “She’s really come out of her shell. She’s my little princess.”

More info: Humane Society of the United States | Facebook | Instagram (h/t)

Meet B.B., a puppy mill poodle who had spent all of her life locked in a tiny cage in the basement

Animal workers could tell the doggie was bred over and over again

“She was very tiny, and she looked like this helpless creature”

B.B. was taken to Cabarrus Animal Hospital and adopted by a receptionist named Brenda Tortoreo

“B.B. was in a corner… She looked pitiful. She was scared to death…”

“And I said, ‘That’s the one I’m going to take home’”

But, having spent all her life in a tiny cage, the doggie seemed confused at Tortoreo’s place

“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”

“She never knew what sun was… She didn’t know what grass was, and she was terrified of it”

Little by little, the pooch got accustomed: “She runs around the house”

“She’s really come out of her shell. She’s my little princess”

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Sweep the Leg
Community Member
5 years ago

People who hurt others are disgusting. But I'd like to think there is a special place in hell for those who hurt animals, children, the elderly, and the disabled.

Kate Baxter
Community Member
5 years ago

Totally agree. When I tell people that there should be automatic death penalty for people who abuse or kill the four you mention they think I am nuts. Sorry those four categories are the ones that disturb me the most.

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

How can people be so cruel and uncaring, to innocent little children, be it two or four legs? They should be publicly humiliated for the actions. Stocks-591...177c68.jpg Stocks-591b03c177c68.jpg

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
5 years ago

Animal abuse is the worst form of inhumanity. Those animals are here, asking for nothing and they get punished for no reason. Look at B.B., she seems like the sweetest dog and she has gone through so much trauma just because some people are allowed to own pet when they're psychos...

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Tim Hussey
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5 years ago

Bless her little sheep's ear. She's been saved now so a happy ending thank heavens.

Susan Forbes
Community Member
5 years ago

Glad I'm not the only one who thought it looked like a little sheep

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Sweep the Leg
Community Member
5 years ago

People who hurt others are disgusting. But I'd like to think there is a special place in hell for those who hurt animals, children, the elderly, and the disabled.

Kate Baxter
Community Member
5 years ago

Totally agree. When I tell people that there should be automatic death penalty for people who abuse or kill the four you mention they think I am nuts. Sorry those four categories are the ones that disturb me the most.

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

How can people be so cruel and uncaring, to innocent little children, be it two or four legs? They should be publicly humiliated for the actions. Stocks-591...177c68.jpg Stocks-591b03c177c68.jpg

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
5 years ago

Animal abuse is the worst form of inhumanity. Those animals are here, asking for nothing and they get punished for no reason. Look at B.B., she seems like the sweetest dog and she has gone through so much trauma just because some people are allowed to own pet when they're psychos...

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Tim Hussey
Community Member
5 years ago

Bless her little sheep's ear. She's been saved now so a happy ending thank heavens.

Susan Forbes
Community Member
5 years ago

Glad I'm not the only one who thought it looked like a little sheep

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