Rescued Pups Land On L.I.
Canines being cared for at North Shore Animal League
Pit bull puppies are seen at an emergency shelter that has been housing hundreds of dogs seized as part of the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, in St. Louis. Dozens of American pit bull terriers netted in the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history are finding homes despite naysayers who predicted aggression or trauma would make them unsuitable as pets. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Dozens of dogs plucked from puppy mills may have new homes for the holidays after being taken to Long Island.
Some 50 Yorkshire terriers, Pomeranians and other purebred dogs arrived Friday at Republic Airport in Farmingdale. Animal-rescue workers say many had been taken from Utah puppy breeding operations. Some came from a Missouri shelter that didn’t have room for them.
North Shore Animal League spokeswoman Devera Lynn says the dogs are undergoing medical evaluations and might be ready for adoption next week.
The animal-only airline Pet Airways flew the dogs for free.
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