The lifesaving work of North Shore Animal League America does not rest. Just weeks from rescuing 40 dogs from commercial breeders in the Midwest, our Rescue Team made another trip westward and returned with more than 50 dogs and puppies from Kansas-area breeding facilities.
On Saturday, April 16, a wide range of adorable canines arrived to our Port Washington campus, all ready for our care and nurturing. Rescued in collaboration with our long-time partner, National Mill Dog Rescue, the pure and mixed breeds represented included Cocker Spaniels, American Eskimos, Poodles, Yorkies, Maltese, and even a precious litter of Schnoodles (Schnauzer/Poodles).
During this rescue mission, our team was informed that one of these commercial breeders was being closed for good. We committed to rescue these animals, knowing we can find them the loving homes deserve. The first stop for all the dogs and puppies, however, will be examinations by our veterinary team, thorough groomings, and assessments by the Pet Behavior staff. Sadly, we could see that for many of the dogs arriving, their basic grooming needs had not been met, a vital component for keeping pets healthy and comfortable.
Shortly all the pups will be available for adoption, and as they exited our Mobile Unit, already seemed grateful for their new beginnings. As Rescue Team Leader Ted Moriates noted, “It’s amazing what a little bit of love and trust can do.” We look forward to seeing the transformation of our new arrivals. Your support helps make these rescue missions possible, and a gift today ensures we can continue to show up for animals in need, wherever they are.