ASPCA Goes to Battle for Missouri Dogs—See Exclusive Puppy Mill Video!

Friday, October 15, 2010 - 10:30am

With the November 2 voting day quickly approaching, the ASPCA is currently on the ground in Missouri educating voters on Prop B—and working hard to get the vote out! Also known as the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, Prop B aims to raise the standard of care for dogs in Missouri’s commercial breeding facilities. If passed, this landmark legislation would have revolutionary implications on puppy mill operations across the country.

“For years, the ASPCA has been at the forefront of preventing the many atrocities associated with the puppy mill industry,” says Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response. “From our life-saving investigations, to introducing ground-breaking legislation, we work hard every single day to see that these dogs get the justice they deserve.”

On Sept. 21, more than 70 dogs were rescued from an overrun puppy mill in Camden County, MO.

“With over 20 years of investigating puppy mills, I have seen some of the worst conditions in Missouri puppy mills,” adds Rickey. “Infections and disease run rampant, living conditions are often bare and squalid—these dogs deserve better, and we are here to help them get it.”

We need your help!
If you're a Missouri citizen, please vote YES! on Prop B on November 2 and transform your state from the “Puppy Mill Capital of America” to a national leader in puppy mill reform.

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