APA Partners with BISSELL Pet Foundation to Save At-Risk Dogs  

BISSELL Pet Foundation is partnering with National Mill Dog Rescue to help provide second chances to nearly 225 dogs. The operation was initiated following multiple surrenders of puppies and adult dogs from commercial breeders. BISSELL Pet Foundation’s support includes funding for medical support, boots-on-the-ground aid from foundation staff and animal welfare industry experts, transport and placement. The foundation is able to react quickly during a crisis, mobilizing its Animal Incident Management team. The dogs will be examined by veterinarians, vaccinated and provided with health certificates so they can be placed within the foundation’s national shelter and rescue partner network through ground transport.   

“BISSELL Pet Foundation is proud to partner with National Mill Dog Rescue in their continued mission to rescue thousands of dogs and puppies. The surrender of this many dogs and puppies can be overwhelming,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “We are honored to bring our Animal Incident Management initiative to support them with funding, placement and transport of these sweet dogs that deserve to be loved pets, not commodities.” 

The APA assisted with this rescue operation and welcomed 20 of the dogs to APA Brentwood on Friday, May 17. All the dogs will be spayed and neutered and receive comprehensive medical check-ups and vaccinations before being made available for adoption. Many of the dogs will be ready for adoption the week of May 20, with APA Brentwood opening its doors at 10am daily. The APA’s comprehensive adoption package covers an initial examination, microchipping, vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventatives, and necessary medications. Additionally, we perform heartworm tests on all dogs. To provide peace of mind to their new families, each adoption also includes 30 days of complimentary pet insurance. 

“The APA is incredibly thankful for our partnership with BISSELL Pet Foundation and are proud to assist with this effort. Their unwavering support has made this lifesaving transport of nearly 2225 dogs and puppies possible. These dogs, rescued from commercial breeding facilities in the Midwest, are finally embarking on a journey filled with hope. They will find new beginnings at loving shelters and rescue organizations in several states, including the APA Adoption Center.” Sarah Javier, President & CEO of the APA adds: “This is a moment that is reflective of why we do this work at the APA. Giving these deserving dogs a second chance aligns perfectly with our mission.” 

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