Monday, December 8, 2014

Susie's Hope DVD Review + Giveaway 12/21 US/CAN

Run time 105 minutes
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 Twighlight: Breaking Dawn Saga: Part 2), Susie’s Hope is an incredible story of love, loss and redemption.



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!

Watch and share the Susie’s Hope trailer below.


We've had a lot of pet dogs in the past but I remember only 2 of them. I had a dog when I was bout 7 years old and I named her Brownie and another one when I was about 16 years old and I called him Pupu. Both of them already passed away and we haven't gotten another pet dog ever since. I've always been cautious around dogs because my mom always told us that we will never know what our pet dog is thinking. True to her word, Pupu bit a family friend one time and the odd thing is, he's already familiar with our family friend. Good thing he didn't grasp his hand for a long time and it was just a small scratch.

What happened to Susie, for me, isn't right. Even though I'm a bit cautious around dogs, beating and torturing them is just plain wrong. Pupu may have bitten someone but to me, he's a loyal, happy and loving dog. I've never been bitten by a dog but I am impressed by Donna because she still found the courage and strength to take care and adopt Susie because if I were in her shoes, I will be scarred for life.

I'm glad that North Carolina passed the Susie's Law because it will protect animals from animal abusers.

Susie's Hope is such a wonderful movie and even though I'm not an animal lover, I enjoyed watching it and some scenes even brought tears to my eyes.

Check out and share Susie’s Hero Dog Award Video here!

This website is a GREAT resource for all things Susie / Susie’s Hope related

Would you like to win a DVD copy of Susie's Hope? Just head on over to the rafflecopter form below to enter! Good Luck! :)

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  1. What a sad story about this awesome dog, I am so glad that she finally got a new home with someone that truly loved and cared for her. Some people should just NOT own animals at all. I would love to see this-

  2. this is a sad but inspirational story all together...this sound like a great movie with a great message...thanks for sharing this with us...

  3. Because I love dogs and animals!

  4. I would love to win this because I'm a Dog Lover and although I hate to see abuse on movies, news or otherwise, this looks like it would be a very heart-felt movie.