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January 2013 - Puppy Mill Rescue - Over 60 Dogs Saved

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66 PUPPIES AND DOGS RESCUED FROM PUPPY MILL

Most will be available for adoption on Saturday, January 12

North Shore Animal League America and National Mill Dog Rescue have joined forces once again to save the lives of 66 puppies and dogs facing destruction.

On Monday, January 7, Animal League America’s Rescue Team pulled up to the safety of our no-kill rescue and adoption organization after a long trip from the Midwest, where puppy mills—commercial breeding facilities that provide little if any medical care or socialization to their animals—are common. When these dogs are no longer useful for breeding, or if a puppy becomes “too old” to sell, the mill owners often destroy them.

The dogs range in age from puppies to adults, and include: Shih Tzus, Maltese, Schnauzers, King Charles Cavaliers, Yorkshire Terriers, French Bull Dogs, Poodles and one Shar-Pei, a beautiful dog whom rescuer Darrell Rhodes named Ruffles.

Although mill breeder dogs have a very hard life until we rescue them, they are amazingly resilient animals. Thousands of these beautiful dogs have been adopted from us over the past few years, and their families tell us that they make the most loyal, grateful companions imaginable.

As with all our rescues, the dogs are being evaluated by our expert medical and behavioral teams here at Animal League America. They are expected to be available for adoption on Saturday, January 12, at our Port Washington, NY campus.

Animal League America saves the lives of nearly 20,000 Mutt-i-grees®—a term that describes any rescued pet, whether mixed breed or purebred—each year.  Our collaborations with organizations such as National Mill Dog Rescue are vital to our lifesaving efforts.

Theresa Strader, Executive Director of National Mill Dog Rescue, has dedicated her life to saving mill dogs, and she is grateful for our partnership. “Our relationship with North Shore Animal League America is extremely meaningful,” she says. “So many more animals’ lives are saved because we do this together.”

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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