United Animal Nations deploys specially trained volunteers to help neglected puppy mill dogs
LAMAR, ARK. (OCTOBER 6, 2009) – United Animal Nations (UAN) has deployed a team of volunteers specially trained in emergency animal sheltering to care for 100 dogs, 5 cats and 2 guinea pigs rescued from horrific conditions at a Lamar puppy mill today.
Fourteen volunteers with UAN’s Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) have traveled from Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and other parts of Arkansas to care for the rescued animals at a temporary shelter. Distinguished by their red shirts, UAN’s EARS volunteers will feed, water and comfort the dogs; clean cages and assist veterinarians who are providing any necessary medical care.
“The UAN volunteers have been working non-stop to help the dogs acclimate to their new surroundings and give them clean kennels, food, water and attention like they never experienced before,” said UAN Emergency Services Manager Janell Matthies. “They are quickly improving with the extraordinary care they are receiving.”
UAN is assisting The Humane Society of the
A puppy mill is a large-scale breeding operation where animals are housed in substandard conditions without proper food, water, socialization and veterinary care. Dogs bred in puppy mills are typically sold at pet stores, through classified advertisements and over the Internet. In 2009 alone, UAN’s EARS volunteers have sheltered and cared for more than 2,500 animals rescued from eight puppy mills in the
The dogs in
To learn more about puppy mills visit www.uan.org/puppymills.
Read more about this response and see photos on our Emergency Response Blog.
Founded in 1987, United Animal Nations (UAN) focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at www.uan.org.
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