Main Line Animal Rescue Making Headlines


Consumers Said to be Biggest Losers in USDA Purge of Puppy Mill Data

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2017 / The Philadelphia Inquirer / -- “ 'It’s not just about dogs, it’s about consumer protection,' said Bill Smith, founder of Main Line Animal Rescue. He said FOIA requests can take years. The Chester County organization has relied on information from the USDA records in other states to pull dogs for adoption. If a kennel has a number of violations, MLAR will contact the kennel and offer to take dogs, Smith said."

Main Line Animal Rescue Featured on Shelter Me

PHOENIXVILLE, September 17, 2016 / WPVI-TV / -- "Two dogs rescued from Main Line Animal Rescue are bringing joy to the many lives around them. Meet Vegas and Maybelle, loving companions to Alicia and Gene Harantschuk. They're also certified therapy dogs, or "smile makers," as Alicia likes to call them."

Al Roker Never Expected to Fall in Love with a Dog

NEW YORK CITY, July 25, 2016 / People Magazine / -- "Roker and his family, wife Deborah Roberts, an ABC News journalist, and kids Leila, 17 and Nick, 14, found Pepper through the Main Line Animal Rescue outside Philadelphia in September 2012 ... 'She's the perfect dog.' "

Main Line Animal Rescue wrapped transit buses in DC to pressure the USDA to enforce the few laws protecting dogs in our nation's federally licensed puppy mills. 

Read about our buses and the complete OIG report by visiting The report chronicles some of the worst animals abuse in this country, inspectors' lack of empathy and regard for the animals they are supposed to protect, and the almost complete lack of consequences for those who violate our laws and abuse dogs in their kennels. Interesting to know, our buses were so successful, the men and women who approve advertising in DC have banned bus wraps specifically mentioning puppy mills. In exchange for advertisers' cooperation they are now allowing them to advertise alcohol and cigarettes. Apparently, they would rather people die of lung cancer than stop the wide-spread abuse in our nation's puppy mills.

Spreading the Word.

MLAR Brochures

Main Line Animal Rescue's brochures are often kitschy, sometimes serious, and always informative. We are known for our distinctive printed materials and they have been extremely effective in advancing MLAR's mission and helping us raise the necessary funds to support our lifesaving programs.