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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