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30 Puppy Mill Survivors Arrive at the Dumb Friends League

A total of 30 discarded breeding dogs from puppy mills in the Midwest were transferred to the Dumb Friends League over the past two days so they will have the opportunity to find permanent, loving homes.

Volunteers from National Mill Dog Rescue near Colorado Springs rescued the dogs from puppy mills across the Midwest over the weekend. The dogs brought to the Dumb Friends League include Yorkies, miniature poodles, terriers, miniature pinschers, and a mix of other small breeds. The dogs vary in age from approximately 4 months to 10 years old.

“We are blessed that we have the resources and the space to help pets outside of our own community when the need arises,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “In an urgent situation like this, it’s wonderful that animal welfare organizations here in Colorado come together to assist vulnerable pets like these puppy mill dogs.”

All of the dogs will receive medical and behavior evaluations prior to going up for adoption, and each dog will be treated based on its individual needs. Many of the dogs will require dental procedures, and all of them will need to be spayed or neutered. The Dumb Friends League expects several of the dogs will be available for adoption as early as Tuesday, while some may require additional care and will be ready starting next week.

“For perhaps the first time in their lives, these dogs will receive the care and compassion they deserve,” said Judi Heady, director of the Quebec Street Shelter. “Their tails haven’t stopped wagging since they arrived, and we’re so thankful we could give them this second chance.”

If you don’t have room in your home to adopt, you can still help provide care to these puppy mill survivors and the other homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League by making a tax-deductible donation. All donations enable the League to provide shelter, medical care, foster homes, behavior training and other vital services to homeless pets like these puppy mill survivors. You can also help by adopting one of the other available pets at the Dumb Friends League.

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