APA partners with BISSELL Pet Foundation to take in multiple dogs surrendered from commercial breeders  

More than 130 dogs surrendered from commercial breeding facilities throughout the Midwest will receive second chances as they make their way via ground flight transport to find loving homes at animal welfare organizations throughout the country. APA is welcoming multiple dogs on October 4.  This lifesaving transport was facilitated and funded by BISSELL Pet Foundation. 

At the request of National Mill Dog Rescue, BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Animal Incident Management initiative was called into action to facilitate and fund placement for more than 130 dogs and puppies from commercial breeding facilities throughout the Midwest that have overproduced. The foundation is also covering the costs associated with preparing these rescued dogs for travel with vaccinations and health certificates. The dogs—Boston Terriers, Poodle mixes, West Highland Terriers, Great Danes and more—from this surrender will help raise awareness that these types of pets can be found in local animal shelters. 

The dogs on this lifesaving BISSELL Pet Foundation mission are a result of the sharp increase in the number of dogs being surrendered from commercial breeders this year. The placement of these dogs into shelters draws the community in to meet all adoptable pets waiting for homes. 

All the dogs will be spayed and neutered and receive comprehensive medical check-ups. Once they are cleared, most of the dogs will be ready for adoption on Friday, October 6, with APA Brentwood opening its doors at 10am. Our 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.  

“BISSELL Pet Foundation is pleased to continue supporting National Mill Dog Rescue and their lifesaving work to help discarded breeding dogs and share the realities of the commercial breeding industry,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “The excitement of receiving these pets will bring potential adopters into the shelter, giving all pets in their care a chance to be considered for adoption. We are so grateful to our incredible destination partners in Illinois, Missouri, Virginia and Wisconsin who stepped up to save lives as a part of this special mission.” 
We are immensely grateful for our partnership with BISSELL Pet Foundation, whose unwavering support has made this lifesaving transport possible. More than 130 dogs, survivors of commercial breeding facilities in the Midwest, are embarking on a journey towards brighter futures, said Sarah Javier, CEO of APA. “Together, we are transforming their lives and giving them the second chances they truly deserve. Our commitment to animal welfare knows no bounds, and with partners like BISSELL Pet Foundation by our side, we will continue to make a lasting impact on the lives of countless pets and their future families.”  

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