One of the downsides of our love affair with dogs is the unscrupulous breeders who keep puppies in terrible conditions.

Such was the position that Yorkie-cross Ella found herself in when the puppy farm where she lived was raided and she was found to be living in squalid conditions. Ella was seized by animal services as a result of the raid. However, that didn’t necessarily mean her future looked any rosier.

What would happen to the poor, neglected little Yorkie cross who just wanted to be loved? Well now, there’s a story!

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When Hilary Sloan first set eyes on Ella, the poor little neglected pup was in a pretty bad way.