Rescued dogs relocated to Chicago shelters

March 23, 2011 8:30:41 PM PDT
Dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Missouri will be relocated to Chicago and put up for adoption by the Anti-Cruelty Society and the no-kill group PAWS Chicago.

The animal shelters worked with the U.S. Humane Society to bring dozens of the dogs -- mostly small breeds -- to Chicago for adoption after three alleged puppy mills were closed in Missouri. The dogs are all ages, according to the Anti-Cruelty Society. Officials say 124 dogs will be placed in shelters across the region.

Then animals will arrive at the Chicago shelters Wednesday and be looked over by veterinarians. If they are in good health, the dogs will be up for adoption, possibly as soon as this week. Some will need special care for the rest of their lives.

To find out when the dogs are available, visit and The Anti-Cruelty Society is located at 157 West Grand Avenue and Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS) is located at 1997 N. Clybourn.