Monday, August 20, 2012

What an empty puppy mill looks like

Let's just get right to the point:

This is where the rusty cages used to be, stacked two high, with about three dogs in each cage. In just a few days, the dogs' lives have changed forever. This empty room represents freedom for the dogs who used to face living all their days, weeks, months and years here.

The Humane Society of Richland County did an impressive job leading this emergency response, diverting resources from their own shelter to ensure that operations at the emergency shelter ran smoothly. In a situation like this, especially given that we were sheltering on-site, it was essential that the animals are moved out as quickly as possible. Given that many of the dogs are ill or injured and will need rehabilitation before they can be adopted, the best option for the animals was to transfer them to groups who could handle their special needs and take the time needed to find each of them the right home. The Humane Society of the United States played a key role on the ground and remotely to coordinate lightning-fast placement of the dogs into approved rescue groups, and together with PetSmart Charities, they are helping to fund the dogs' ongoing veterinary care to mitigate the burden on the receiving organizations.

Please visit the websites below of the organizations who received these dogs. Please consider adopting any of the animals they have available, as they are all deserving of loving homes.

  • CHA Animal Shelter
  • Cincinnati SPCA
  • Cleveland Animal Protective League
  • Friendship Animal Protective League of Lorain County
  • Humane Society of Greater Dayton
  • The Humane Society of Richland County
  • Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation
  • Ohio Pet Placement Foundation, Inc
  • Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) of Ohio
  • Shar Pei Savers
  • Star-Mar Rescue
  • Toledo Area Humane Society
  • Washington Animal Rescue League
  • WolfSpirit's Toy Breed Puppy Mill Rescue

  • RedRover is so honored to have been able to play a role in emptying this room and forever changing the lives of more than 250 animals. 


    1. Love those rescues with happy endings.

    2. Lynne Fracassi8/21/12, 2:19 PM

      A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the rescues involved. Saving these babies was a HUGE undertaking that only experienced pro's were able to handle!!!! A big paws up to all!

      Lynne Fracassi
      Maine Citizens Against Puppy Mills

    3. Very heartwarming. Thank you to all of you who were involved!

    4. The end result is what it's all about. Amazing organization and cooperative efforts with one common goal.


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