160 Adorable Puppies, Including Small Purebreeds, Rescued by North Shore Animal League America, Looking for Permanent and Loving Homes This Week

Oct 05, 2011, 14:45 ET from North Shore Animal League America

Special UStream Puppy-Cam to Provide Playful Preview of Adoptable Canines on Thursday, October 6 from 12:00 Noon – 7:00 p.m.  

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animal lovers are encouraged to save a life and adopt a pet this week.  North Shore Animal League America – the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization – is conducting animal rescues in four states around the country and will have 160 wonderful puppies available for adoption this weekend.  40 of the puppies are being rescued from an inhumane breeding facility, commonly referred to as a puppy mill, that is closing down in Oklahoma.

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In an effort to draw attention to the responsible choice of adopting, the Animal League's weekly Pet Nursery UStream feed will expand its coverage and feature live footage of these 40 puppies, all under five months old and some as young as 10 weeks, looking for permanent and loving homes.  The puppies include Pomeranian/Bichon Frises, Havanese/Bichon Frises, French Bulldog/Pugs, Poodles, Cockapoos, Shi Tzu mixes, and Chihuahuas.  Coverage of these adoptable puppies will run from 12:00 Noon to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6th.  The Animal League regularly runs live weekly UStream feeds from its Pet Nursery on Thursdays from 2:00 PM5:00 p.m.  

There will be plenty of beautiful and healthy canines to choose from at the Animal League this weekend, with 40 puppies being rescued from Precious Friends, in Clarksville, TN, 50 puppies being rescued from the SPCA of Martinsville, VA, and 20 puppies and 20 small breed dogs being rescued from Huntsville Animal Services in Huntsville, AL.

All of the rescued puppies and dogs will be evaluated medically, behaviorally and socially, and will be spayed or neutered, before being made available for adoption on Saturday, October 8th at the Animal League campus in Port Washington, NY.  The Animal League also has many beautiful kittens and cats available for adoption.  

Through a partnership with National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR), one of the Animal League's Mobile Rescue Units is permanently stationed at NMDR in Colorado Springs, CO, and is dedicated solely for the purpose of the rescue, safe transport and adoption of puppy mill dogs.  The two organizations share a mission to save as many animal lives as possible, and focus on shelters as an ideal source for people looking to add a canine or feline to the family.  

About North Shore Animal League America
North Shore Animal League America, headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world.  The Animal League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt approximately 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes each year.  Over the past decade, the Animal League saved over 200,000 lives and has saved 1,000,0000 animals since its inception.  To learn more, visit AnimalLeague.org.

About National Mill Dog Rescue
National Mill Dog Rescue pledged to put an end to the cruelty of the commercial dog breeding industry, known as puppy milling.  Through rescue and education, NMDR continues in its life-saving work while enlightening the public about the truth of pet store puppies.  NMDR has taken a national approach to their rescue and adoption efforts and they have rescued and placed more than 5,000 mill dogs since their inception in 2007.  To learn more, visit milldogrescue.org.

Media Contacts:

Devera Lynn
Phone    516.883.7633
Mobile    516.474.5332
Email     deveral@animalleague.org

Cara Taback

SOURCE North Shore Animal League America