billy humane society
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes.

The Humane Society of the United States has put together an absolutely touching and wonderful video documenting the rescue of a breeding dog named “Billy” from a puppy mill in North Carolina.

“He had been locked in that cage for so long, the bars had rusted shut—but his life changed when his rescuer, Adam, pried the bars open and gave him a second chance,” the organization says.

Bill’s story is part of the HSUS’s “Be a Hero” holiday campaign, with a goal of raising $1.5M to help other animals like Billy escape the horrors of puppy mills. Check out his video below – and jump here to contribute!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/karina.usach Karina Usach

    My feelings! One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen!

  • http://twitter.com/diamonds777 Angelica M

    I’m glad he is safe now. :) Here in Australia we are trying to stop puppy mills.. A Campaign called OSCAR’S LAW.. You are all doing a beautiful job. Thank God for people like you…
    LOve from Aust..xxx

  • Jennifer Clement

    Oh my goodness! That tore me up! I have a long-coat chihuahua rescue dog and Billy made me think of her. I am so happy Billy has found a loving home! God bless you for helping animals in distress.