Dogs rescued from Missouri puppy mills flying east

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Posted: Nov 27, 2009 4:43 AM

More than 50 dogs rescued from puppy mills in Missouri are flying to Long Island in the hope of finding loving homes.

The dogs were taken by bus Thursday to Chicago, where they were given a rest break and special Thanksgiving meals.

On Friday morning, Pet Airways was scheduled to fly the dogs from Chicago to New York's LaGuardia Airport. They will then be taken to the North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington, N.Y., where they will be put up for adoption.

Missouri launched an aggressive campaign last summer to investigate and prosecute unlicensed dog breeders.

In September, more than 100 dogs were removed from what officials called an unlicensed puppy mill in mid-Missouri where dogs were living in filthy conditions.