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The National Mill Dog Rescue…

National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007, in honor of a forgiving little Italian Greyhound named Lily. Theresa Strader, NMDR’s Founder and Executive Director, rescued Lily from a dog auction in Missouri. Prior to that day, Lily had spent the first seven years of her life as a commercial breeding dog, a puppy mill mom. Determined that her years of living in misery would not be in vain, Strader started NMDR, giving a voice to mill dogs across the country.

During her years as a breeding dog, Lily spent all of her days confined to a small, cold wire cage in a dark, foul-smelling barn. Never was she removed from her cage for exercise or socialization. In her dreary confines, Lily was forced to produce one litter after another with no respite. Like all commercial breeding dogs, she was a veritable breeding machine whose worth was measured in only one way – her ability to produce puppies.

By seven years of age, Lily was worn out. Commonplace in the industry, she had received little to no veterinary care throughout her life, the result of which, for her, was terribly disturbing. Due to years of no dental care, poor quality food, rabbit bottle watering and no appropriate chew toys, the roof of Lily’s mouth and lower jaw, had rotted away. Her chest was riddled with mammary tumors and she was absolutely terrified of people.

Strader brought Lily and twelve others home from the auction and declares that even for a highly seasoned rescuer, the following months were the education of a lifetime in rehabilitation. That she would take up the cause for the mill dogs was never in question and National Mill Dog Rescue was promptly underway. Since 2007, NMDR has been supported by hundreds of volunteers and rescued more than 10,600 dogs.

Run almost solely by volunteers, NMDR has pledged to put an end to the cruelty of the puppy mill industry. Through widespread informative efforts, NMDR hopes to educate the public to acquire their companion animals through reputable breeders or better yet, from shelters and rescue groups across the country.

After her rescue, Lily spent the remainder of her life as a beloved member of the Strader family where she received medical care, warmth and companionship. In time, Lily found courage and her disfigured little body educated countless people about the horrors of the puppy mill industry. Lily died, at home, peacefully, in the arms of her loving dad with her family gathered around, in May 2008, fifteen months after she was rescued.

Hope for Paws…

Hope for paws was established to help animals who suffer and die every year because of negligence and abuse. We have years of experience in rescuing dogs from difficult and heart wrenching conditions.

4Ocean…

The 4Ocean Bracelet is made from 100% Recycled Materials. The beads are made from recycled glass bottles, and the cord is made from recycled plastic water bottles. Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the Ocean. Wear this bracelet as a symbol of your commitment to cleaner oceans, and join the fight against ocean pollution! *The water bottle grade that is used in bracelet production is Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate also known as RPET.*

One Ocean Diving…

Ocean has worked in the water with over 32 different species of sharks around the world.  With an extensive educational and professional background in marine biology and work in the field with a large number of marine animals focusing mostly on shark behavior and specifics on territorial body language, social hierarchy, and changes in behavior in relation to the presence of humans and other external influencers, Oceans masters research is the basis for the pelagic program and public participants will get an in depth glimpse at the current study trends in cognitive ecology and social systems of sharks.  Ocean has also worked more than a decade as a professional SCUBA (PADI MSDT 10+ Year,) Freedive instructor (Constant Weight Depth: 175ft Static Breath Hold: 6:30 min,) and professional safety diver for productions and research programs around the world.  She is also an instructor for 1st Aid/CPR/E02/AED/HML/WFR/EMT/DEMP as well as advisor, trainer, and designer of accident management systems for major corporations with dive programs.

Ocean is a co-scientific advisor and the safety advisor for the I.S.P, Hawaii Shark Program, One Ocean Research and Diving, and other International programs. Ocean works year round at home in Hawaii and is on board with One Ocean Research and Diving as much as possible. She travels an average of ten countries a year for other international marine research and conservation programs.  Stay tuned to Oceans latest projects by following her on Instagram at

@OceanICramsey