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Zack's Amazing Transformation

Zack was one of about 150 Jack Russell Terriers and Shiba Inus rescued from a Michigan puppy mill in 2013. He was hungry, sick, and shaking violently when the ASPCA's Field Investigations & Response (FIR) Team lifted him up and brought him to safety.

Despite the horrible suffering of dogs like Zack, puppy mills operate all over the United States. Dogs in mills are forced to breed repeatedly, without any concern for their health or well-being. Illness, disease and behavioral problems are all common in dogs from these large-scale breeding facilities.

After his rescue, Zack needed surgery on his eyes and was very fearful of human touch. At the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center—the first and only facility dedicated to canine victims of cruelty—behaviorists helped teach Zack that he could trust humans again. He made a full recovery and was soon adopted into a loving family. Watch Zack’s amazing transformation now.

You can help more animals like Zack by becoming an ASPCA Guardian. ASPCA Guardians are a group of dedicated friends of the organization whose regular, monthly donations make a difference for victims of animal abuse all year long.

Please consider supporting the ASPCA’s life-saving programs by becoming a Guardian today. For as little as 60¢ a day, you can help transform the lives of countless animals.


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