Written by Kate Piacentini Friday, 10 September 2010 00:00
On Monday, August 30, about 70 puppies and dogs arrived at the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington after being rescued from a puppy mill in Arkansas. North Shore Animal League America (NSALA) said that the puppy mill had been shut down and the dogs were most likely destined for death.
According to NSALA, the rescue began with National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) removing these dogs from the puppy mill in Arkansas, at which point NMDR sent an urgent request to NSALA for help. NSALA’s Rescue Team was immediately dispatched to rescue these dogs, NSALA said, and the animals traveled in the safety and comfort of NSALA’s Mobile Rescue Unit, also known as “Rescue Rover.”
The animals were welcomed in Port Washington on Monday afternoon, with many NSALA volunteers on hand to help them. The dogs immediately received attention from all of the volunteers, who comforted the dogs and made sure that they were okay. The puppies and dogs also received baths and were groomed. The animals will be thoroughly evaluated medically, behaviorally and socially, and will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption, NSALA said.
Many of the rescued dogs are puppies, with ages ranging from eight weeks to four months. Some of the breeds of the rescued dogs include Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, Papillions and Pomeranians.
The North Shore Animal League said that their hands-on work is not complete until all of the animals are placed into loving homes. To learn more about when the dogs and puppies will be available for adoption, visit www.AnimalLeague.org.