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North Shore Animal League America, National Mill Dog Rescue And Precious Friends Unite To Rescue And Relocate 60 Puppy Mill Dogs From Missouri

The Rescues Dogs Include Pugs, Norwich Terriers, Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Boggles, Pekingese, Papillons, Poodles and Cocker Spaniels, among several other breeds

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Port Washington, NY – December 9, 2010 - Three of the leading animal welfare organizations – North Shore Animal League America, National Mill Dog Rescue and Precious Friends – unite to rescue 60 dogs from inhumane commercial breeding facilities, commonly referred to as a puppy mills.

The dogs will arrive at North Shore Animal League America’s headquarters in Port Washington, NY on Friday December 10th at 10 am. Upon arrival to NSALA, all of the dogs will be thoroughly evaluated medically, behaviorally and socially, and will be spayed or neutered. The dogs will be made available for adoption on Friday, December 17th.

Most of the dogs rescued are popular small breeds sold in pet stores across the country including Pugs, Norwich Terriers, Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Boggles, Pekingese, Papillons, Poodles and Cocker Spaniels among several other breeds. Most consumers are unaware of the cruel practices of the commercial breeding facilities that supply these stores. Breeding dogs are often kept in dark, overcrowded and cold warehouses, in small cages with wire bottoms where they are unable to stand. They are not regularly fed, exercised, vet checked or groomed.

This Holiday Season the Animal League asks Americans considering adding a dog to their family, to please consider a shelter pet. Each year nearly 4 million pets are euthanized due to homelessness. For more information about these dogs, or to find a shelter animal near you, please visit: www.AnimalLeague.org.

ABOUT NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA
North Shore Animal League America - Home of the Mutt-i-gree® - headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. The Animal League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes each year. Over the past decade, the Animal League saved over 200,000 lives and has saved 1,000,000 animals since its inception. “Like” us at www.Facebook.com/TheAnimalLeague, follow us at www.Twitter.com/AnimalLeague. To learn more about animal rescue and welfare, visit www.AnimalLeague.org.

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