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March 2013 - National Rescue - Over 60 Dogs Saved

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On March 11th, North Shore Animal League America’s rescue team arrived at the safety of our no-kill rescue and adoption organization with 62 dogs and puppies, most of whom will be available for adoption beginning Saturday, March 16th, at our Port Washington, NY, headquarters.

Fifty-nine of the dogs are from a puppy mill in the Midwest that is closing its doors, while the remaining three are from a rescue group in the same region. The mill dogs range in age from older puppies to about eight years old and include Maltese, Shi Tzus, Pomeranians, French Poodles, Pugs, Chihuahuas and Schnauzers.

The rescue is a result of our continuing partnership with an amazing organization based in Colorado, National Mill Dog Rescue, which shares our dedication to the safety and well-being of these precious animals.

“Puppy mills keep dogs in tiny wire cages and provide them with little or no medical attention or affection of any kind,” says Joanne Yohannan, Senior VP of Operations at Animal League America. “We’re determined to rescue as many of these wonderful dogs as possible and find them homes where they will receive the love they’ve been denied for so long.”

As with all our rescues, all of the dogs were evaluated medically and behaviorally the moment they arrived at our campus. Our expert staff provides the treatment and training these deserving animals need to set them on the road to a new, happy life.

“Although many of the dogs arrive at our doors traumatized and severely matted, most respond tremendously well when they are provided with the care they need and deserve,” says Sylvia Ottaka, Senior Director of Operations at Animal League America. “I’m inspired by their resiliency and bravery. They are the most grateful and loving companions in the world.”

What can you do to make a difference in the lives of puppy mill dogs? To learn more, please click here.

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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