A nationally known dog rescue group is under fire for misleading the general public as to the source of their pets. A state investigation of National Dog Mill Rescue out of Peyton, Colorado, reveals some very disheartening results.

According to their website,  National Mill Dog Rescue’s mission is “to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home discarded breeding dogs.” Former employee Jene Nelson says the group advocated for Adopt, Don’t Stop.

Source: KDVR

However, Nelson is blowing the whistle on the rescue.

“Theresa told me to stay in the van. She said, “Don’t get out.” I looked on GPS to see where we were and we were at a pet store. And again, the big mantra is ‘adopt, don’t shop.’ And we were actually at a pet store,” stated Nelson.

Breeding dogs taken in by the rescue did arrive in rough shape, Nelson says, but the dogs and puppies the nonprofit re-homes these days are much improved.

Source: KDVR

National Mill Dog Rescue founder Theresa Strader told Fox31 News that dogs she rescued in the past, including German Shepherds, were among the worst she’s ever seen.

More about this developing story and the investigation into National Mill Dog Rescue can be viewed in the video below.