Dogs rescued from mill through Pup My Ride program
Oct 18, 2011
About 150 dogs were rescued from a puppy mill in the Midwest by the Best Friends Animal Society recently, the Associated Press reports.
The dogs are now being brought to the New York City area to get veterinary care and find loving adoptive homes, the news source reports. They are arriving via Pup My Ride, a program established by the Best Friends Animal Society to transport dogs out of overcrowded shelters or puppy mills and into parts of the country where they are more likely to find homes.
According to the society's website, 5,797 dogs have been given a second chance at life because of the program. If not rescued, most dogs face euthanization at the shelters because they cannot be cared for, or death of another form at the mill, where they are deemed no longer productive for breeding purposes.
The dogs in this program are delivered to highly successful adoption agencies that have the capabilities of finding homes for multiple dogs at a time.
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons told the AP that the dogs arrived at Adopt-A-Dog in Armonk, New York today.