RedRover Responders provides temporary sheltering for animals removed from puppy mills and situations of cruelty, neglect or hoarding. RedRover Responders volunteers have provided care, comfort and compassion for thousands of these animals, giving them a second chance at happy lives with loving families.
For example, in August 2009, we cared for 550 dogs rescued from a Texas puppy mill. Most of the dogs were severely matted, suffering from infected wounds and parasites, and had never known life outside their wire cages.
Watch the video below to see what life is like for a puppy mill dog. Then, find out how you can help put puppy mills out of business by opting to adopt.
- You can support our efforts to help victims of cruelty and neglect by donating to our Emergency Response Fund.
- Read a 2012 article in the Journal of Applied Animal Behaviour Science: Mental Health of Dogs Formerly Used as "Breeding Stock" in Commercial Breeding Establishments
- Animal Legal and Historical Center: Detailed Discussion of Commercial Breeders and Puppy Mills
- View a complete list of our efforts to save animals from puppy mills and other cruelty situations.