PEYTON, Colo. (CBS4)– More than 100 dogs and puppies are in Colorado after the National Mill Dog Rescue rescued them from puppy mills across the Midwest.

The dogs are being cared for in a rescue facility in Peyton. It was founded to save dogs abused by breeders.

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Volunteers say the dogs were neglected and lived in horrible conditions.

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“We believe the standards should be improved from where they are, and they have improved over the 10, 11 years that we have been doing this, but there’s a long way to go,” said National Mill Dog Rescue founder Theresa Strader.

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Caretakers say the dogs will be up for adoption after they are vaccinated, groomed and treated for any illness.

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