Theresa Strader, National Mill Dog Rescue’s Founder and Executive Director, shares this message:
“What an incredible difference this will make for so many puppy mill dogs. We are so fortunate to have been nominated and so thankful to Chase for developing such a generous and unique giving campaign.” Strader said. “To all who voted for NMDR, we extend our sincere gratitude to you for your faith in us and your support of our mission. Our solemn promise to you is that we will never give up the fight for the mill dogs. They are our hearts. Our appreciation to Chase is immeasurable and we will always be very proud and grateful for this remarkable gift. This is a very exciting time for our organization.”
National Mill Dog Rescue is a Colorado Springs based organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes retired commercial breeding dogs from puppy mills. NMDR relies on over fourteen hundred volunteers to care for the dogs, from the moment they are surrendered to the time they are adopted and beyond. We also depend on the kindness of the public in the form of donations.
The idea behind National Mill Dog Rescue started with a single sentence in an e-mail that Theresa Strader received: “50 Italian Greyhounds in need.” A large-scale breeding operation, or “puppymill”
In honor of that very special Italian Greyhound, National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007 to give a voice to mill dogs across the country. Since then, almost 7 thousand have been saved. The work is far from over. NMDR is a no-kill organization. Every single dog that comes through the doors is given whatever medical care they need - without exception. They are groomed, usually for the very first time. Years of filth and matted fur is removed, allowing the beautiful dog underneath to shine. Soon they learn about all the simple everyday things that most dogs take for granted like toys and treats, a soft bed, and most importantly - love.