Just seven days ago, late in the afternoon, we received an urgent message. Eighteen puppy mill dogs were going to be killed by the breeder first thing the next morning if they weren't rescued. Another rescue had found out about it but did not have the resources to drop everything to go save them. Within 20 minutes of receiving the details, Julie and Lori threw crates and blankets in the HUA van and took off for central Missouri. Six hours later, after a harrowing trip through the steep hills of Amish mill country, complete with horse and buggy crossing signs, the dogs were safely resting and gobbling down soft nutritious food at HUA. We were told they were all old, but some turned out to be quite young.