For many of us in animal rescue, there is a furry or fluffy face that has inspired our journey. For the founder of the National Mill Dog Rescue, there was Lily, an Italian Greyhound rescued from a puppy mill that inspired Theresa Strader to start the rescue. And then there is Daisy - Lily's real life sister.
Daisy is another mother from a puppy mill that became a key member of the Strader family and their mission to rescue and rehome so many other puppy mill dogs. While Lily is the face in essence the true founder of the National Mill Dog Rescue, Daisy was also an inspiration. Today the Strader family and NMDR said good-bye to Daisy.
According to a statement on The National Mill Dog Rescue's Facebook page from Theresa Strader, years of breeding had left Daisy riddled with mammary cancers that had spread in her body. -
Daisy was so adorable, so funny and so brave. She was, in every way, a living memory of Lily. It was so incredibly hard to let her go. The clarity hit home last night when Daisy, in all her courage, just simply let us know. As she left us today, I told her to find her sister Lily and tell her of all the wonderful things her legacy brought about back here at home … and that we kept our promise: Thousands of dogs have now been freed in her honor. My greatest hope is that it's all very true … that one day we will all be together again.
Since the National Mill Dog Rescue was founded seven years ago, over 8,600 dogs have been rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed by the organization.
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