April 7, 2011

Save-A-Pet Helps Coordinate Rescue of 14 Adult Dogs from Puppy Mill through “Pup My Ride” Program


Port Jefferson Station, NY (March 29, 2011) — In coordination with Best Friends Animal Society, an animal welfare organization based in Utah, Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center received 14 adult dogs through the “Pup My Ride” program. These dogs came from “puppy mills” in the Midwest, where they were used to breed puppies that were later sold to retail pet stores. When these animals become too old or unproductive, they are deemed useless by puppy mills.

As a result of undergoing the deplorable living and breeding conditions at these puppy mills, these dogs lack basic medical care. Local veterinarians, Save-A-Pet staff and volunteers will nurse the dogs back to health. Once they are all fully vetted, including spaying and neutering, they will be available for adoption.

Save-A-Pet is seeking donations to help pay for the medical costs of these animals. To make a donation or to volunteer, please call Save-A-Pet at (631) 473-6333.

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Members of Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center pose with some of the animals rescued from a puppy mill on March 29. Pictured (left to right): Save-A-Pet Staff Members Erica Moldashel with “Brett,” a Pekingese; Casey Newell with “Monroe,” a Pomeranian; Kim Reilly with “Lobo,” a chihuahua; Volunteer Pam Rice with “Velvet,” a long-haired dachshund; and Executive Director Lynne Schoepfer with “Sabrina,” a Pekingese.



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