20 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Rhode Island Rescue Helps Save the Lives of Puppy Mill Dogs

Dillon is just of the many dogs rescued by Just a Touch Rescue. Photo courtesy www.justatouchrescue.com Follow Me on Pinterest

Dillon is just of the many dogs rescued by Just a Touch Rescue. Photo courtesy www.justatouchrescue.com

“Thank you for giving us a second chance! Woof, woof!”

Illegal dog breeders are an international problem, but one non-profit group is making a difference. Learn how a Rhode Island rescue helps save the lives of puppy mill dogs, and helps bring them back into leading normal, healthy lives.

Rhode Island Rescue Helps Save the Lives of Puppy Mill Dogs

Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson once wrote, “To the world, you may be one person — but to one person, you may be the world.” Arguably, the same sentiment could apply to our canine companions. A loyal dog can make his human feel like the most important individual on the planet, and numerous pet owners would agree that dogs tend to hold an irreplaceable spot in our hearts.

 

But for many rescue dogs — and puppy mill dogs in particular — that cherished “one person” just doesn’t exist. Mill dogs live for a purpose that makes them “special” to no one, other than a mill breeder who views them as a way to make a profit. This would come as no surprise to anyone familiar with puppy mills, which churn out puppies for pet stores and private sale across the country.

 

In contrast to private, reputable breeders, mills often accomplish their output goals by keeping dogs in close, cramped captivity. “This maximizes volume,” explains Debbie Fahrenholtz, founder and president of Rhode Island-based Just A Touch Rescue (JATR), “and most dogs are bred far longer, and far more frequently, than vets would ever recommend.” Read more about Dog Rescue in Just A Touch Rescue Finds Homes for Abused Puppy Mill Dogs here.

It’s wonderful to learn how this Rhode Island rescue helps save the lives of puppy mill dogs, and other animals in need. There are so many animals that adopting one from an organization like this can really make a difference rather than purchasing a pet.

What about you?

Do you have a group in your area who helps rescue puppy mill dogs?

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