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Last month, the animals were taken by the Port Washington-based North Shore Animal League, the Long Island Press reports. There may be concerns over the dog nutrition they had access to while in the puppy breeding centre. In total, 45 animals were saved from the inhumane conditions and they are now in the process of being rehabilitated. They will then be handed over to people seeking to get a puppy to add to their homes. The rescue came not long after a similar effort in which 54 dogs were saved. The new Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act is behind the developments. Under the terms of the legislation, mills have been forced to downsize. Instead of allowing the surplus animals to die, teams have been saving them, making sure they get access to proper dog nutrition and other such care. Commenting on the situation, offside programmes manager at North Shore Animal League James Gleason said: 'The animals lived in commercial dog breeding facilities in tiny cages their whole lives, their only purpose was to breed. They all would have either been drowned at once or in other inhumane ways.' He added: 'They gave us a call to see if we could take some of them in because they had gotten so many.' With a history dating back to 1944, the league focuses on helping dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. It claims to have rescued nearly one million so far and its efforts are ongoing. Its facilities in Port Washington include a pet adoption centre and health clinic.