For anyone who may have missed it, on June 29, 2019, Theresa Strader wrote the following post for our fan page:
At some point in the near future, we are fairly certain that an article will be released that disparages National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) and calls into question the nature of our mission and the comprehensive care we provide for our dogs. This article is driven by the teaming up of a former employee and a freelance writer, both of whom have an undeniable agenda to undermine NMDR and individuals associated with our organization. As a result, the article will be riddled with lies, bias and inaccuracies, and information that is based loosely in fact but presented entirely out of context. With the advice of legal counsel, the NMDR leadership team has chosen not to spend valuable time away from our mission to respond to the writer. Instead, NMDR stands ready to openly and honestly respond to our fans and supporters with any questions this article may call into question for you. Please be assured that while we are always striving to learn and grow, we have never, and will never, waiver a single step from our mission to compassionately rescue, rehabilitate and re-home our dogs with the highest level of care and commitment to each of them. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.
Theresa Strader – Executive Director
National Mill Dog Rescue
As of this morning, the article is out:
As we knew would be so, it is indeed riddled with lies, bias and inaccuracies, and information based loosely in fact but presented entirely out of context. In the end, other than the obvious desire to undermine me personally, and our mission, it is very difficult to understand what the point of this article truly is. We are a completely transparent organization whose mission is clear. The semantics game does not sway what our mission is, despite how this writer wishes to portray it. Our doors are open 365 days a year for anyone who wishes to see for themselves our dogs, the exemplary care we provide for them, and how we run the organization. As you are so grateful for the work we do, we too are so grateful to you for continued encouragement and support. Please e-mail us with any issues or concerns this article may call into question for you. You can expect open and honest replies. As for us today, we'll be at the kennel taking care of the dogs who are our real concern and focus each and every day.
With sincere gratitude,
Questionable practices inside the high-profile nonprofit National Mill Dog Rescue are not what most people expect "rescuing" to be.