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60 Rescued Dogs Need Homes

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One of the rescued dogs (credit: CBS)

One of the rescued dogs (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – Sixty rescued dogs will find new homes in Colorado. The Dumb Friends League was expected to receive 25 dogs Saturday and the rest will go to the National Dog Mill Rescue based in Colorado Springs.

Volunteers drove vans to pick up the dogs from puppy mills in Kansas and Missouri. They are there because laws changed in a number of states limiting how many dogs a puppy mill owner can keep.

The dogs are coming to Colorado specifically because the National Dog Mill Rescue is working with the breeders who have too many dogs. According to the law the dogs are no longer being used for breeding. So instead of euthanizing them, they’re looking for permanent, loving homes in Colorado.

Some of the dog breeds include Shih Tzu, Pomeranian, Chihuahua, schnauzer, pug, dachshund, beagle and miniature pinscher.

When the dogs arrived they got a quick evaluation and vaccinations. Over the next few days they’ll have a full health evaluation to determine which are ready for immediate adoption.

The evaluations are very important because some of the dogs have never had human contact — they’ve been 100 percent used for breeding.

Those dogs will be ready to adopt in a few weeks, but otherwise, starting Monday, some of the dogs will ready for a home. The Dumb Friends League is offering $100 off the adoption fee of any adult cat or dog and 50 percent off for kittens and puppies through Dec. 31 at their shelter off Quebec Street in Denver and The Buddy Center in Castle Rock.

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