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Colorado Dog Rescue Partners with Dog.com to Create Awareness About Puppy Mills
National Mill Dog Rescue, a Colorado Springs-based organization, has partnered with Dog.com to help raise much needed funding and create awareness about the commercial dog breeding industry, also known as "puppy mills".
Dog.com first learned about Harley when they held a 'cover dog contest' and this is what they have to say, “In late 2014, we launched our very first Cover Dog Photo Contest. This contest promised one lucky winner the opportunity to win a $1,000 shopping spree and to have his or her photo become the cover photo in the Dog.com logo. Initially, we were simply thrilled to know that we would finally have the opportunity to see all the furry faces that make Dog.com possible, but as the photo entries came in and votes were cast, it became clear that something much more magical was taking place. One particular little pup was winning the hearts of voters and we quickly learned that, while he may be small in stature, his message and the love and goodwill he continues to spread is anything but.”
Rudi Taylor, a volunteer and representative from National Mill Dog Rescue has this to say about the new campaign, “We are excited about this new partnership and appreciate that Dog.com is helping to spread Harley’s message about puppy mills, and the mission of National Mill Dog Rescue, to the pet community via their worldwide network.”
About National Mill Dog Rescue
National Mill Dog Rescue is a Colorado Springs based 501(c)(3) organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes discarded commercial breeding dogs from puppy mills. NMDR relies on volunteers to care for the dogs, from the moment they are surrendered to the time they are adopted and beyond. They depend on the generosity of the public to provide the high level of care they do for the dogs and to continue to be able to save them. To date, National Mill Dog Rescue has saved more than 9,800 dogs.
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 ‘puppy mill’ was going out of business and all 561 dogs were going to auction. One of those dogs was a seven-year-old Italian Greyhound named Lily. The moment their eyes met through the wire of Lily’s tiny cage, Theresa knew her life had changed forever and that this new life would include Lily and a mission to bring about lasting change.
Learn more about the partnership here: http://milldogrescue.org/
Visit National Mill Dog Rescue's website: http://milldogrescue.org/
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