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The National Mill Dog Rescue  is based here in Colorado, and has already saved over 8,000 precious animals.

It has a simple but profound purpose: To rescue dogs from the miserable conditions of the puppy mills we’ve heard so much about.

Theresa Strader was a nurse for 26 years until she witnessed firsthand the abuses, and decided to devote the rest of her life to the dogs held captive.

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