“This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.”
Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl.
Lola was rescued from a puppy mill in October of 2012. A victim of the commercial breeding industry, Lola was born with one eye, had her tail removed, and suffered from a genetic disease due to poor breeding. Because of the amazingly selfless work of National Mill Dog Rescue, Lola was rescued and given the opportunity for a wonderful life with Sandra Parker Rouse, an NMDR volunteer.
Immediately, this spunky little pup, famous for her sparkly eye patch, wild white hair, and her love of life touched the hearts of thousands. Fans followed Lola, and brother Luka, on Facebook for the next 6-months as she learned what it meant to be a dog, to sleep in a soft bed, to play in the grass, and to be loved and cherished.
Friends and fans rejoiced in her triumphs – from learning to play to trying peanut butter for the first time! We learned from Lola that gentle facebites from a tiny pup were the ultimate expression of love, and to enjoy every moment in life. We collectively shared heartbreak in April, 2013, when little Lola’s short life came to an end.
Though Lola left this world too soon, she left us with a better understanding of the horrors of puppy mills and an interminable need to put an end to the commercial breeding industry that both brought her into the world and ultimately took her away.
This is Lola’s Legacy.
To continue her legacy and the fight against puppy mills, fans from all over the world will be sending pink letters in pink envelopes to lawmakers pleading for their help. Letters will be mailed on what would have been Lola’s second birthday, October 1, 2014.
Lola’s human mom Sandra told us, “If you want to know the power of a legacy, let me tell you about Lola. She was discarded at the puppy mill because she was born with only one eye. National Mill Dog Rescue saved her little life and brought her to Luka and I in December. Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl, that was evident from the beginning.
“In March, she started to show symptoms of illness and by April 15th, she left us because of a genetic brain disease likely due to over breeding. Since that time, her legacy has included a rescue in her honor, saving 86 mill dogs and countless folks have been motivated to adopt, foster and volunteer, all over the country, in her memory. Now, with everyone’s help, we will be sending a rain of pink missives to lawmakers, letting them know that we won’t be silent when it comes to the treatment of dogs in puppy mills.”
To be a part of Lola’s Legacy to end puppy mills, please join us in mailing your own pink letter. Thousands of pink envelopes landing on the desks of lawmakers cannot be ignored!
Below is a sample letter you may use, or feel free to write your own:
Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl.
Having been born in a puppy mill with only one eye, she was discounted and discarded. National Mill Dog Rescue picked her up when she was only 7 weeks old. She was then adopted and was set to live a wonderfully spoiled life, but over breeding at the puppy mill set a different fate in motion and at 6 months old, after weeks of seizures, little Lola died of a genetic brain disorder.
The laws regarding the regulation of puppy mills allow this scenario to play out over and over without end. Please support legislation to end the INHUMANE practices of puppy mills and give the USDA stronger guidelines. Please help, we are counting on you.
Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl.
Signed, a registered voter.
You can find the mailing address of local and national lawmakers at the following link: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
Please, join the fight against puppy mills. Honor little Lola and her legacy. Together, we CAN make a difference.
Please comment below to let the world know you’ll be sending a pink letter on October 1!
Then, ‘LIKE’ Luka and Lola on Facebook by clicking here.