Kira's Puppy Mill Journey

Kira, a rescued puppy mill collie, on her road to recovery.

National Mill Dog Rescue TEDx Talk

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I watched this TEDx video today and had to share it.  Theresa is a truly phenomenal woman and an inspiring speaker.  Her talk here is on the theme of ‘starting something new’ and she talks about how she was inspired to help puppy mill dogs.

Theresa Strader is the founder of National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR).   She has dedicated her life to rescuing dogs held captive in the commercial breeding industry.   In this video she talks about the day she walked into her first dog auction (which she never knew existed, even after working in rescue her whole life) and knew in a moment that she would spend the rest of her life working to save dogs like the ones she saw in the cages there.   That day she rescued #251, Lily, and since that time her organization has rescued and re-homed over 9,000 puppy mill dogs.

NMDR has also produced a movie titled I Breathe which I highly recommend.  The full length version is available through in either DVD or streaming format.

A condensed 58 minute version of I Breathe is available here:    “I Breathe: Lily’s Legacy“: 


Author: repoleon

I have been so fortunate to share my life with so many amazing dogs. I hope that by sharing the story of one of those dogs - Kira - I can raise awareness about the issue of puppy mills.

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