How could somebody hurt an animal Mommy? Sadly, my daughters have asked me that question far too often in their young lives. We as parents try to shield our kids from the gross injustices of the world, one being animal cruelty; so at first I thought I would pass on reviewing this movie for FlyBy Promotions. Then I asked my youngest daughter who’s 11 and a true animal lover, if she might want to learn about Susie. Even though I told her it may upset her to see Susie badly hurt, she happily agreed. We received a complimentary copy of Susie’s Hope so we could share her story with you. All thoughts are my own.

About Susie’s Hope:

Susie's Hope #dvd

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 inspiring relationship between pit bull attack survivor Donna Lawrence and Susie, a pit bull-mix puppy found beaten, burned and left for dead.

Realizing that neglect and abuse were to blame for the terrible attack that nearly claimed her life 10 months earlier, Donna rescues the battered animal and accepts her as family. Together, they learn to heal, love and forgive as they 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.

Our Thoughts:

My daughter and I watched this movie together while the rest of the family was running errands. I wanted to give her the freedom to express her emotions about the movie any way she saw fit, so having the house to ourselves was a perfect time to pop in Susie’s Hope.

At first, the movie starts out slowly, painting a picture of the everyday, normal lives of Donna, her husband, neighbor and good friend Ramona. Once the pit bull next door attacks Donna though, the story really takes off and we were immersed in the storyline.

My daughter and I couldn’t help but cry at the sad news Donna receives at the hospital after her attack (no spoilers from us!) and we got upset at Donna’s husband for being a jerk at times! He has his reasons, but he handled some situations in a way that was not cool in our humble opinions.

But the true story, the heart of this 105 minute movie is Susie. We fell in love with her from the moment we saw her poor little body and we love her now. We think she’s beautiful! And we think you will agree.  

Want a sneak peak of Susie's Hope? Watch a trailer here!

About Susie:

Susie American Hero dog of 2014

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 and share Susie’s Hero Dog Award Video here and be sure to visit the Susie's Hope website to see how you can help support the education and prevention of animal cruelty. 


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