Committed to saving dogs from the horrific conditions of puppy mills, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons has just rescued 22 puppy mill breeder dogs that were slated for death. These dogs are now at ARF, safe and beginning to recover.
It was a busy weekend for ARF, who on Friday, January 18 saved 8 adorable Pomeranians from Nebraska mills with the help of our rescue partner Hearts United. Then Monday, January 21, the ARF Mobile Van made a trip to Western Pennsylvania in horrible icy/snowy weather to rescue 14 more of these captive dogs. Both groups of dogs were disposed of by breeders who found these particular animals no longer profitable. Once these breeder dogs stop producing viable litters of puppies, most are killed.
The Pomeranians, Dachshunds, Poodles and others will finally get the attention they deserve. Because breeder dogs are given minimal veterinary care while they are caged, they are often suffering from medical conditions when they arrive. In addition to the obvious signs of neglect, including matted fur and overgrown nails, they often have severe dental problems, tumors and sometimes their feet are raw and damaged from living their entire lives in wire cages. These dogs will get a full
medical exam by our vet, Dr. Sarah Alward and then will be put up for adoption.
Consider adopting one of these resilient dogs and give them a second chance at life, one with human kindness and compassion.
Some of these dogs are already available for adoption! Visit www.arfhamptons.org and click on “view our pets” or better yet come by the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott and meet them first hand.
PLEASE NOTE: By purchasing a puppy at a pet store you are supporting the cruel industry of puppy mills—where dogs live their lives in wire cages—unloved and uncared for. Please educate your friends and family about
the puppy mill—pet store connection and consider adoption!