"The righteous care for the needs of their animals." Proverbs 12:10aMy Review:
This movie is based on a true story about an abandoned, beaten, and burned pit bull-mix puppy that was rescued & adopted by Donna Lawrence and given the name Susie by her. Donna herself barely survived a brutal pit bull attack 10 months earlier but she was determined to save the life of this half-dead puppy which she and her friend/neighbor, Ramona Hodges, found in Greenfield Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her husband, Roy, could not understand her action but eventually gave her his support. The fight against animal cruelty led to Susie's Law in North Carolina that enforces a stricter punishment for people who abuse animals. Great performances from the cast (including Susie who plays herself)! I was saddened by the couple's loss and by the animal abuse. I think it's wonderful that lots of people came together to help save this puppy. I only wish more people would be as enthusiastic about saving the unborn, the orphans, and human-trafficking victims. Susie's hope is a beautiful, emotional film about grief, healing, forgiveness, compassion, courage, and hope. If you are a dog lover, you will appreciate this movie. This DVD is for ages 12 and up and it contains some graphic images and a bar scene with alcohol. Susie is now a certified therapy dog and won the American Human Association's American Hero Dog this year. Isn't she sweet :)?