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National Mill Dog Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome discarded breeding dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry. National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007, in honor of a forgiving little Italian Greyhound named Lily. Theresa Strader, NMDR’s Founder, rescued Lily from a dog auction in Missouri. Prior to that day, Lily had spent the first seven years of her life as a commercial breeding dog, a puppy mill mom. Determined that her years of living in misery would not be in vain, Strader started NMDR, giving a voice to mill dogs across the country.

Results: As of May 2016 National Mill Dog Rescue has saved 10,727 puppy mill survivors.

Target demographics: the puppy mill dogs and to educate the public about the cruel reality of the puppy mill industry.

Geographic areas served: We work to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome discarded commercial breeding dogs

Programs: Rescue Program Veterinary Care Program Animal Care & Rehabilitation Program Adoptions Program Education & Outreach Program

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Rating: 5

In thiis world sometimes its hard to feel like you can make a difference but this is one place you can. We rescue these wonderful creatures from deplorable condition, heal, groom, train and love them and find them homes full of joy and love. In return we are rewarded by getting to watch their little souls unfold and blossom and feel their thanks. No dog is left behind here. Every dog is worked with until she/he learns how to be a successful dog and companion. When I leave the kennel I feel like I am covered with little sparkly dog kisses.