Puppies rescued by North Shore Animal League America and National Mill Dog Rescue (Photo by Ed Shin)
By Sheyla Torres
The North Shore Animal League of America has received more than 50 rescued dogs from Missouri via the National Mill Dog Rescue, whose founder, Theresa Strader, gave the dogs to the Port Washington organization to be placed for adoption.
The furry friends were rescued from a commercial dog breeding facility that is shutting down. The rescued dogs would have gone to auction and those not sold would have been euthanized. Many of them are a Poodle-Schnauzer “Schnoodle” mix, while other breeds include Yorkies, Maltese, Alaskan Klee Kai, and Shiba Inu.
The dog will now be seen by behaviorists, medical teams, and adoption specialists to ensure the dogs are ready for adoption in about a week. The North Shore Animal League America is hosting its big Adopt-A-Thon from April 25 through May 1, partnering up with more than 2,000 shelters and rescues for the event, where these rescued dogs will be up for adoption.
“Remember when you adopt you’re not just saving one life, you’re saving two,” North Shore Animal League says. “You’re freeing up space for many more rescues throughout the year.”