MI Puppy Mill Survivors One Step Closer to Homes

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 2:45pm
Black and white jack russell terrier in crate

Last week the ASPCA helped remove more than 150 dogs from a large-scale, substandard breeding facility in Michigan. Just one week later, we’re happy to report we’ve been able to place the dogs with our amazing shelter partners. Midwest: That means some of these dogs could be in a shelter near you!

The following response partners accepted dogs from this case:

• Roscommon County Animal Shelter of Prudenville, Michigan
• Medina County SPCA of Medina, Ohio
• Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley, Minnesota
• Kent County Animal Control of Grand Rapids, Michigan
• Humane Society of West Michigan of Grand Rapids, Michigan
• Michigan Humane Society of Rochester Hills, Michigan
• HANDDS of Traverse City, Michigan

Some of the more fearful and undersocialized dogs have been transferred to the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey, for further treatment.

Before the transports, ASPCA responders cared for and provided the dogs with veterinary services at the Roscommon County Animal Shelter. Each dog was carefully evaluated by the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior team before being transferred to the rescue groups.

“Thanks to our accommodating partner shelters, we were able to find placement for all of these dogs in just one week,” says Kathryn Destreza, Director of Investigations for the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team. “These dogs have been living in miserable conditions their entire lives. We are excited to see them move on to shelters so quickly, and soon, to loving homes.”