PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — More than 200 animals are looking for loving homes on Long Island.

North Shore Animal League America said the dogs, cats, puppies and kittens came from commercial breeding operations in Missouri and Kansas and municipal shelters in Virginia and Tennessee.

The animals vary in size, age and breed and include three mother dogs and their babies.

Some of the dogs that were rescued include Poodles, Shih Tzus, Lhasa Aspos, Pugs, Daschund, and Chihuahua pure and mixed breeds.

The animals must be evaluated medically and physically and spayed and neutered before they become available for adoption at the organization’s headquarters in Port Washington.

Some of the animals have already started to go up for adoption but the canines rescued from the puppy mills will be available for adoption on Oct. 24.