Dog Breeders and Vets Agree—Vote YES! on Prop B

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 10:45am

Imagine your dog having to spend his entire life in a barren cage with no companionship, little to no medical attention, and no relief from suffering? A place where the stench of urine hangs heavy in the air and the constant barking of dogs creates a sense of chaos. This is the only life many puppy mill dogs will ever know—and thousands are fighting to see that change is made.

Veterinarians and responsible dog breeders from across Missouri have teamed up with animal lovers in support of Proposition B. This common-sense measure on the November 2 state ballot aims to stop the most heinous of puppy mill abuses by establishing more humane standards of care for dogs housed in large-scale breeding facilities.

“In truth, current laws are just not strong enough to prevent abuses at Missouri puppy mills— dogs are typically crowded into small and filthy cages, denied veterinary care, exposed to extremes of heat and cold, and given no exercise or affection,” says Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response. “This is why many responsible dog breeders, along with Missouri veterinarians and vet clinics support the changes called for by Prop B.”

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. Also, be sure to catch Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response, on the radio this weekend. Tim will be on 97.1 KAYQ-FM Saturday Oct. 23 at 9:30am discussing Prop B and the impact it will have on dogs across the state.

Don't live in Missouri, but still want to help? You can make a difference in the lives of countless dogs by contributing a donation to support Prop B. Visit to donate today!