Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Susie's Hope Review & Giveaway (#HowlingHornGiftGuide)

About the movie

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 Twilight: Breaking Dawn Saga: Part 2), Susie’s Hope is an incredible story of love, loss and redemption.

 Here is a trailer of the movie from youtube: 

About Susie

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!

Check out Susie's Hero Dog Award video:

Want more information

To learn more about Susie and Susie's Hope, check out their official website:

My thoughts

I love animals. I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was little because I just loved animals so much. I didn't become a vet, but I kept my passion for animals with me. Currently my family has a pet rabbit named Freckles and seven chickens. Everyday I get to teach my children how special animals are and how they need to be treated with love and respect. 

Susie's Hope is based on a true story. I actually watched this movie shortly after my miscarriage so I was extremely emotional when I watched this. There are parts of this movie that I could completely understand the pain and the loss. Despite the movie having sad moments, the story has a message of love, hope, and forgiveness. So don't worry about the movie being too depressing because it is not! I was extremely moved how Donna Lawrence, survivor of a pit-bull attack, bonded with Susie, a pit bull-mix puppy that was found beaten and burned. I was able to see how Donna and Susie needed each other and helped each other heal because they understood each other's pains.

I love how Susie's Hope is about raising awareness about animal abuse and educating the public on how to end animal abuse. I feel this movie is a perfect Christmas time movie because it teaches us to have hope, to forgive, and to see the beauty inside of each other. I loved the quote on the movie jacket: "Every Now and Then, We All Need Rescuing". So true!

I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did.

*Chance to win a copy of Susie's Hope
*open to anyone 18 and older who lives in the USA or Canada
*winner has 48 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is picked

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
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