Puppy mill rescue shoots to rescue 14 dogs for 14th birthday

Puppy mill rescue shoots to rescue 14 dogs for 14th birthday
Moxie is dressed up for a celebration - a freedom celebration. For his 14th birthday, he's organized a campaign to save at least 14 dogs from puppy mills.

For many people, seven is a lucky number. But, for one puppy mill survivor it’s the number 14 that is worth celebrating. Moxie, who spent his first 12 years in a mill, is celebrating his 14 birthday in a big way – he’s raising funds to help 14 other dogs catch their freedom ride with the National Mill Dog Rescue.

Moxie – who submitted a blog post over the holidays – has launched Moxie’s Birthday Wish with the goal of getting people to donate $14 so that he can raise enough for 14 puppy mill rescues. So far, the campaign has been quite the success, raking in more than the initial goal.

One of Moxie's favorite things his is dog stroller. He hits adoption events and spreads the word about puppy mills.

One of Moxie's favorite things his is dog stroller. He hits adoption events and spreads the word about puppy mills.

Now the move is on to raise even more money to help more dogs to safety and their happy ending after years of being in a puppy mill. These days, Moxie is living the good life. He was adopted by one of his rescuers at the National Mill Dog Rescue and is now part of the rescue team…helping spring other puppy mill dogs on various missions. He also loves riding in his stroller and going to adoption and awareness events. Moxie’s goal is to meet people and tell his own story about his life in a puppy mill.

He has come a long, long way since he was pulled out of a mill with fur so matted that it was nearly impossible to see his face. He was missing his lower jaw and had just two teeth left.

When he was first rescued, Moxie was so traumatized; it took him two weeks for his heart and spirit to heal enough to even acknowledge much around him. Then, it took time to walk. Now, Moxie likes to run and loves to spread the word about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores.

Moxie and a whole lot more. After escaping a puppy mill, this great dog has been on 17 rescue missionsl

Moxie and a whole lot more. After escaping a puppy mill, this great dog has been on 17 rescue missionsl

You can read more about Moxie in the original post – More than a little Moxie: Puppy mill rescue discovers freedom at 12 and support the effort for Moxie to save more dogs at the campaign site. At 14, Moxie is so very lucky and very happy. Hopefully, many more dogs will soon be getting the same taste of freedom and will soon be leaving the puppy mill behind for a family of their very own.

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