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Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mills And Shelters Arrive In Long Island

Photo credit: Newsday/Mahala Gaylord | This male terrier is one of the many dogs rescued from puppy mills in Missouri to be put up for adoption in Port Washington. (November 27, 2009)
Photo credit: Newsday/Mahala Gaylord | This male terrier is one of the many dogs rescued from puppy mills in Missouri to be put up for adoption in Port Washington. (November 27, 2009)

From NewsDay.com

About 50 dogs rescued from puppy mills and sent from a shelter in Missouri arrived on Long Island Friday – just in time for the holidays.

The dogs, ages 4 months to 3 years, will soon be available for adoption at the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, said Devera Lynn, vice president for communications at North Shore.

The dogs arrived via Pet Airways at Republic Airport in Farmingdale Friday afternoon. They are mostly small breed dogs, such as Yorkies, Brussels griffon mixes, shih tzus, Pomeranians and a variety of terriers, Lynn said.

About 50 dogs rescued from puppy mills and sent from a shelter in Missouri arrived on Long Island Friday – just in time for the holidays.

The dogs, ages 4 months to 3 years, will soon be available for adoption at the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, said Devera Lynn, vice president for communications at North Shore.

The dogs arrived via Pet Airways at Republic Airport in Farmingdale Friday afternoon. They are mostly small breed dogs, such as Yorkies, Brussels griffon mixes, shih tzus, Pomeranians and a variety of terriers, Lynn said.

With assistance from the Best Friends Animal Society, based in Utah, about 20 dogs were rescued from puppy breeding operations and the others taken from a shelter in Joplin, Mo., that did not have enough room to accommodate them.

The dogs will be evaluated medically and behaviorally and might be ready to go up for adoption sometime next week.

“They were the cutest little things ever,” Lynn said. “They were in good condition.”

Lynn said that dogs purchased at pet stores are often the products of puppy mills, where dogs are bred and housed in inhumane conditions. She said that often about 25 percent of the dogs up for adoption at North Shore are purebred.

Earlier this month, about 150 dogs were rescued from Midwest puppy mills and taken to North Shore. Those included some older dogs used for breeding, the shelter said.
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Those breeds had included dachshunds, Westies, French bulldogs, poodles, Boston terriers, beagles, Brussels griffons and bichon frises, according to a news release.

Lynn said many of those rescued have already been adopted.

If you’re interested in adopting dogs, visit www.nsalamerica.orgor call (516) 883-7575.

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