It's not always about National Mill Dog Rescue; there are many other amazing people and organizations in the world who rescue animals. The following is about a rescuer named Patrick, and like others he gives of himself expecting nothing in return, choosing selflessness over selfishness. Unfortunately, sometimes animal rescue stories don't have the happiest endings.
"In July 2013, Patrick, a dog-loving big rig driver from Texas learned of a horrific puppy mill a couple of hours from his home. The mill predominantly produces Australian Shepherds, the breed Patrick has known and loved for many years. He knew he wanted to do something to help these dogs, something that would give them a chance for a hopeful, healing future. Patrick did his homework, he worked tirelessly to try to find the most promising solutions. He ran into obstacles but he didn't get discouraged, he persevered. In early August, after learning all about what we do, Patrick contacted NMDR asking for guidance, encouragement and perhaps even a safe haven to house some of the Aussies, should he be able to spring them free. In every way, Patrick has done an amazing job becoming the voice of the dogs on that property and he has singlehandedly rescued 17 of them, with just a handful more to go. We are so proud of his efforts and have made a lifelong rescue friend. This video is the story of one of the dogs that Patrick rescued and although the ending is so terribly sad, I am so grateful that Henry knew 25 days of love and freedom." ~ Theresa Strader, NMDR founder