We were honored to have Dahna Bender visit our kennel, Lily's Haven recently. This is what she had to say:
"I visited National Mill Dog Rescue in April of this year. I knew all about the organization ahead of time, and the amazing people that worked there led by their founder. But, as I flew to Colorado, little did I know how this experience would affect me.
Theresa Strader, I loved from afar, like we all do. Meeting her, being in her presence and feeling her passion and devotion to the dogs all around her in her “home” (Lily's Haven) is very hard to put into words that give it adequate justice. I loved meeting the volunteers who are as devoted as Theresa and share in her mission. I loved seeing their unconditional love for these pups and hearing their stories of what brought them to NMDR - the emotional, heartfelt narrations of their experiences with these precious animals. I loved getting to sit on the floor holding these ever so frail beings in my arms, feeling their little hearts beat and wondering what horrible experience each one had to endure, and being so thankful that this one made it out to safe haven.
I was devoted and committed to supporting NMDR before my visit. I am just as devoted, but now I have this new feeling of humbleness along with respect and love for all the people and pups."
~ Dahna Bender
"In the giving spirit of this Christmas I decided to develop a new Christmas CD and I'm donating the profits to puppy mill charities that raise awareness and help change legislation. I thank God for being blessed to be able to have the resources and support to accomplish this goal for the greater good. I have believed from its inception that a completely selfless project can only be successful as its purpose is pure. Thank you to all that purchased last year's CD. I'm looking forward to a new exciting release coming this Christmas 2013!"
~ Dahna Bender
Visit Dahna's website: www.dahnabender.com