Dogs rescued from the Virginia Puppy Mill!

This week has been a very sad and busy week out in Virginia; for rescuers and shelters in the area. This week has also been 'freedom week' for over 1100 puppies.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved who are volunteering and giving of their lives to help these pups in need. Thank you for taking on this massive task. And we send our love to the pups; may you find quality care, love, food and wonderful furever homes, quickly and safely.

According to sources:

On November 1, 2007, Carroll County, Virginia, Animal Control Authorities were contacted by Virginia Partnership for Animal Welfare and Support (VA PAWS) concerning a puppy mill located in the Town of Hillsville, Carroll County, Virginia. This puppy mill is believed to be the largest of several which were the focus of a five-month investigation by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) with the assistance of VA PAWS of puppy mills located in Virginia.

Carroll County, VA officials and local rescue groups declared the situation a disaster, and began this week to rescue over 1100 dogs from this overcrowded puppy mill. Pups are being rescued and taken to many shelters in the area and up and down the East Coast. These shelters will be in need of many daily items - towels, toys, food, supplies, donations for healthcare and more. Help if you can.

Shelters will quickly become overcrowded in these areas. Let's help these pups find a home! Take the time to share this post and info with whomever you feel can help; or with anyone who could bring more awareness to this horrible situation and the pups in need.

Animals may be adopted from the following Animal adoption agencies. Please re-visit this site as new agencies may be added.

Virginia Partnership for Animal Welfare and Support (VA PAWS)
P.O. Box 172
Christiansburg, VA 24068

Angels of Assisi
415 Campbell Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24016

Dalmatian Rescue of Southwest Virginia
1784 Bernard Drive
Elliston, VA 24087

Floyd County Humane Society
P.O. Box 862
Floyd, VA 24091

Fairfax County Animal Shelter
4500 West Ox Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-830-1100 (Hearing impaired TTY...703-691-3255)

North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone: 516-883-7575

Moore Humane Society
5355 NC Hwy 22
Carthage, NC 28327
Phone: 910.947.2631

Montgomery County Humane Society's Private Rescue*
607 South Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-453-9401
Fax: 240-453-9405
*Please note that this is the Montgomery County Humane Society's
private rescue shelter. It is not the the main county shelter.

Spartanburg Humane Society
150 Dexter Rd.
Spartanburg SC 29303
Phone: 864.583.4805

SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County
132 Joseph Martin Highway
Martinsville, VA 24112
Phone: (276) 638-PAWS (7297)
FAX: (276) 638-0490

Robins-Starr Humane Center
2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804-643-6785
Fax: 804-644-8327
Behavior Help Line: 804-643-SPCA
Adoptions: 804-521-1307

Animal Protection Society of Durham
2117 E. Club Blvd.
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: 919-560-0640
Fax: 919-560-0643

Humane Society of Broward County
2070 Griffin Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: 954-989-3977
Fax: 954-989-3991

Washington Animal Rescue League
71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Phone: 202-726-2556

Loudoun County Animal Shelter
39820 Charles Town Pike
Waterford, VA 20197
Phone: 703-777-0406
Phone: 540-882-3211
Fax: 540-882-3984

Humane Society of Charlotte
2700 Toomey Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
Adoption Coordinator: Linda Edwards
Phone: 704-377-0534, ext 227

Orange County Animal Services
1081 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd /Historic Airport Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 967-7383

Here are additional sources of information:

Carroll County Animal Control
FAQ's from Fairfax County Animal Services
Read the story on Yahoo News
More info from the North Shore Animal League (they took in 200 of the pups)

And get educated, read more about puppy mills.