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February 2013 - National Rescue - Nearly 60 Dogs Saved

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Dozens of Puppies and Dogs Are Safe After Rescue from Puppy Mills

North Shore Animal League America, in partnership with National Mill Dog Rescue, continued to save innocent lives today with the arrival of nearly 60 puppies and dogs rescued from several Midwest puppy mills.

One of our Mobile Rescue & Adoption Units pulled into the safety of our no-kill campus during a downpour, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the Animal League America staff and volunteers who were on hand to greet the animals.

Driver Darrell Rhodes has made this cross-country journey dozens of times, and he says that he falls for every dog during their time together. “Most of the dogs were used as breeders, and they’ve spent years in tiny, wire cages. Although they’ve all had very sad lives until now, you get a real sense that they know their luck has changed and that they will find a home with people who treasure them.”

The dogs range in age from older puppies (five to six months) to adults, and include French Poodles, Chihuahuas, Beagles, Miniature Pinschers, Pekingese, Bichons and Shetland Sheepdogs (or Shelties). They will begin to go up for adoption on Saturday, February 23rd, at Animal League America’s Port Washington, NY, headquarters.

Animal League America’s expert medical team gives each dog a thorough examination upon its arrival. If any medical issues are found, the dogs are nurtured back to health before being placed for adoption. In addition, we make sure to spay or neuter each dog to help end pet overpopulation and euthanasia.

“Mill dogs are among the most resilient animals in the world,” says Sylvia Ottaka, Senior Director of Operations at Animal League America. “Their spirits are amazing. In the past year alone, we rescued several hundred puppies and dogs of all ages and breeds, and the people who adopt them tell me that these beautiful animals rescued them, instead of the other way around.”

Animal League America is dedicated to finding permanent homes for as many innocent animals as possible, and we need your support. Please click here to donate to our life-saving work, or click here to find out more about all the animals available for adoption.

 


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