Port Washington Awaits 120 Dogs Rescued From Midwest Puppy Mills
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Port Washington’s North Shore Animal League is getting ready to receive a special delivery.
National Mill Dog Rescue in Colorado is transporting 120 dogs rescued from 14 different “puppy mills” in Missouri and are expected to arrive on Long Island Monday afternoon.
The dogs had been living a life of “cruel and inhumane treatment” at the mills where they were being used for commercial breeding.
Devera Lynn, a spokeswoman for the Animal League, says some of the dogs had been deemed “useless” because they couldn’t breed anymore.
Lynn said many times those dogs that can no longer produce are either killed or sold at mill dog auctions for as little as 25 cents.
Upon arrival in Port Washington, the dogs will be thoroughly evaluated medically, behaviorally and socially, and will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Some will be available for adoption by the weekend.
“We have adoption counselors and they go through the entire process with the potential adopter and explain the different needs that these dogs may have,” Lynn said.
Among the rescued dogs are adults that were used for breeding, as well as adolescents and puppies; their ages range from 8-months to 10-years-old.
Some of the breeds include: Yorkshire Terriers, King Charles Cavaliers, Poodles, Bichon Frises, Cocker Spaniels, and Pomeranians.