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We have a winner! People Magazine’s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog is Lamb Chop, the publication recently announced.  Over 10,000 dogs entered the contest and Lamb Chop was chosen as the winner!

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The Maltese was adopted by Christin Schubert in December 2014. The pair live in Milwaukee. According to People, Lamb Chop was born in a puppy mill and probably gave birth to multiple litters while living at the mill for six years. Lamb Chop survived terrible conditions according to Schubert. She was found with tumors and cauliflower ear.

“When she was rescued, local vets had to remove all of her teeth because they were rotten,″ Schubert told People, “She was I couldn’t bring her home right away, because she had to have all of those surgeries, and Washington County (Humane Society) used a significant portion of their medical fund to take care of her. I am really thankful for that. They are a small, little shelter that I think does really great work with animals.”

See Lamb Chop’s debut, below:

Schubert now urges everyone to consider pet adoption instead of puppy mills, “We always say that in order for puppy mills to close, the public needs to stop funding them through their purchases.” Lamb Chop is definitely a shining example of a rescue pup!

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to adopt instead of shop. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend, 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

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