This weekend, almost 100 puppies and dogs saved from puppy mills and an overcrowded shelter are up for adoption at the North Shore Animal League headquarters in Port Washington, New York.
The dogs range in age from puppies to adults, and include: Shih Tzus, Maltese, Schnauzers, King Charles Cavaliers, Yorkshire Terriers, French Bull Dogs, Poodles, mixed breeds and one Shar-Pei named Ruffles.
The Animal League and National Mill Dog Rescue joined forces and saved 66 puppies and dogs facing destruction from commercial breeding operations in the Midwest. What often happens, is when a puppy becomes "too old" to sell, or the dogs are no longer useful for breeding, the mill owners often destroy them.
They were rescued just this week and have now been cleared for adoption. They’ve all been checked for illness and behavioral problems and have been spayed and neutered.
The Animal League wrote about this latest rescue, "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."
Also this week, the Animal League completed a cross-country rescue of 30 small mixed breed dogs from an overcrowded shelter in Los Angeles with the help of The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation. The 30 puppies and dogs will also begin to go up for adoption this weekend.
Photos from Facebook. All dogs pictured are available for adoption.
If you are interested in adopting one of the puppy mill or shelter rescue dogs please visit The North Shore Animal League website for location and adoption information.
An adoption event is being held at their at the North Shore Animal League headquarters in Port Washington, New York.
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