150 Dogs Rescued From Midwest Puppy Mills Arrive In New York

ARMONK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Dogs rescued from puppy mills in the Midwest have arrived in Westchester County to find loving homes.

The special delivery of 150 dogs and puppies happened with the help of Best Friends Animal Society and 15 other local animal rescue groups.

The dogs will be given temporary shelter and care until they can be put up for adoption.

The groups hope their  efforts shed light on puppy mills that churn out dogs in excessive numbers for profit.

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons said puppy mill dogs can spend their entire lives inside cramped cages.

“It’s amazing to watch the transformation of these animals that have lived in a cage [and] really never had the human touch,” Michelle Forester, Director of Operations at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, said. “Once our volunteers and staff start working with these animals they learn how to walk on a leash, they feel grass for the first time. They’re looking forward to the humans to come down and care for them.”

The rescue groups will work with the animals to help them adjust to life outside the puppy mill and teach them to socialize.

The dogs will be available for adoption within the next 10 days to two weeks after they pass their medical reviews.

Among the rescued dogs are Chihuahuas, Cavalier King Charles and Boston terriers.

Anyone interested in adopting can visit ARFHamptons.org for more information. Pictures and biographies of each dog will also be posted on the website.

  • Dee Cas

    We are all responsbile for these dogs, help by legislation, protesting pet stores and educating., stop this abuse, dogs are suffering as I write thiis, the USA should be ashamed of itself!!!greed, greed, greed!!!!!


  • jh

    people that abuse animals should be taken out and shot…

  • John

    As deplorable are the conditions at puppy mills, so too are the conditions at contained animal feed operations (CAFOs) better know as factory farms. Millions of animals (cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys) annually are brutally abused, tortured and ultimately killed. We as a society must express our outrage at ALL animal abuse, regardless of species. “The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated.”~Ghandi

    • Dee Cas

      YOu are right!

  • Hales

    The Amish are the worst offenders…not only do they clog up roadways with their buggies and utilize our emergency services (without paying any taxes, mind you), they collectively run the largest puppy mill scene in the country. Last year, Holmes County (Ohio) raked in MILLIONS of dollars from its Amish puppy mills. It is a disgusting, inhumane practice that warrants more attention!

    • Dee Cas

      That’s Right Amish are not innocent quiet people, they have puppy mills in Lancaster PA, these breeding dogs live their entire life in a cage in deplorable condtions. When they can no longer breed, they are shot or killed in another manner, or rescued if they are lucky. This is disgusting. Don’t shop adopt, go to Petfinder.com, they have pedigree dogs and mixed breeds or go to your local shelter. STOP THE MADNESS, STOP PUPPY MILLS, and 98 percenter of petstoer and itnernet dogs are from pupppy mills, dont’ belive the lies!!!!!

  • J Clemmons

    PUPPY MILLS are like a virus in your computer and need to get rid of it:: Their ought to be a law in all the states No PUPPY MILLS

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