Adult dogs and puppies were rescued from an overcrowded and inhumane breeding facility this week

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December 16, 2015 09:53 PM

For over 80 adult dogs and puppies rescued from a puppy mill in the midwest this week, this will be a holiday to remember.

North Shore Animal League America saved them from an overcrowded and inhumane breeding facility and on Monday the dogs — corgis, Yorkies, poodles, Pomeranians, Havanese, greyhounds, Boston terriers and other small breeds — arrived at the organization’s Port Washington, New York, location for lots of TLC.

Since puppy mills dogs — who are sold at pet stores — receive little to no veterinary care at these breeding facilities, each of these pups was seen and assessed by a veterinarian upon their arrival. Many of the pups were in poor condition and are now in the process of being groomed.

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Some of the animals will be available for adoption as early as this weekend, but most will be ready during the NSALA’s Christmas Eve adoption event on Dec. 24 at the Port Washington shelter from 9 am – 11 am.

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“Every time I see animals being unloaded from our rescue unit it fills my heart with joy because I can see in their eyes that they know they have been rescued and are safe,” said Joanne Yohannan, senior vice president of operations for the NSALA.  “It is heartbreaking to know that are there are dogs still in need of rescue in many mills.  We have the power to put an end to these cruel and inhumane puppy mills if we would just stop buying animals from pet stores.  Go to your local shelter or a reputable breeder – find your new furry family member and end this cruel practice.”

To keep up with the pups’ progress, follow the organization on Instagram.

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