Mill Dog Rescue | Theresa Strader | TEDxColoradoSprings by TEDx Talks   4 years ago


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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Rescue from puppy mills...Theresa Strader rescues dogs held captive in the commercial breeding industry.

After attending a large-scale dog auction on February 17, 2007 in the heart of puppy mill country, Theresa was inspired to make a lasting difference for the dogs held captive by the commercial dog breeding industry. National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) was formed to honor one very special dog who was rescued on that day, Lily. As Founder and Director of Operations of NMDR, Theresa upholds several responsibilities: Rescue Coordinator, Organizational Liaison, Public Speaker, Medical Team Member, and her personal favorite, foster mom.

For the past 24 years, Theresa has worked professionally as a Pediatric Nurse, specializing in the field of Pediatric Oncology. Throughout those years as well, Theresa devoted the majority of her spare time to rescuing animals. She has volunteered in shelters across the country in a variety of positions: Adoption Counselor, Temperament Evaluator, Foster Care Coordinator and foster home.

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