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Darla’s Journey

Darla’s Journey

Year after year, our rescue efforts have a transformative impact on the lives of homeless animals and the people who love them. On a special mission this spring – one of several conducted through our ongoing partnership with National Mill Dog Rescue – we saved the lives of 50 dogs and puppies, including a beautiful 7-year-old Golden Retriever named Darla, whose trauma encapsulates both the cruelty of commercial breeding facilities and the power of nurturing to provide hope.

Darla’s rescue transport consisted of dogs of varying ages and sizes – including Yorkshire Terriers, Dachshunds, Shih Tzus and many others – that were all saved from commercial breeding facilities in the Midwest. Dogs in such places are often confined to small cages, denied proper medical care, receive minimal quantity and quality of food, and are forced to produce litter after litter of puppies. Life in a commercial breeding facility is a cruel existence, and most animals require time and medical care to heal physically and emotionally.

Our rescue team began nurturing the precious canine survivors on the Mobile Rescue Unit as they made the drive back to our Port Washington, NY campus. The process of…

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