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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ASPCA Rescues 71 Dogs From Missouri Puppy Mill

Here's an amazing video fom the ASPCA website on the rescue of these poor dogs from an overrun puppy mill in Missouri. According to the ASPCA report, this was an unusual case becasue the mill owner contacted a local rescue group, Half-Way Home Pet Rescue, because he could no longer afford to feed the dogs. The rescue group then asked the ASPCA and the local humane society for help.

Did you know that Missouri is known as the "Puppy Mill Capital of America"? According to Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response, "Missouri is home to more than 3000 commercial dog breeding facilities and supplies more than 40% of all dogs sold in pet stores nationwide." "We see some of the worst conditions in Missouri puppy mills, Rickey said. The dogs, often very ill, are forced to live in overcrowded, filthy conditions."

The good news is that the ASPCA is funding a measure that will appear on the November ballot in Missouri, that if approved by the voters, will prohibit many of the worst practices of these "industrial" breeders.


Duke said...

This is so sad. Our mom is in tears once again.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

This is such a tewwibull sitooation..I so hope that the votews pay attention and help fix this condition.
Thank dog that at least these fuwwkids wewe wescooed
smoochie kisses

The Daily Pip said...

Poor babies. Thank goodness they were saved ... what is wrong with people? I just don't understand ...

Your sad pal, Pip

Shawn said...

This just breaks my heart. I lived in Missouri from the late 70's to early 80's and never heard of a Puppy Mill..now, you hear about it all the time. I can not imagine a dog living in a wire cage, not feeling the grass on their feet. Missouri winters are so cold and wet, and these babies were living out side!!??

Bocci said...

What is so shocking to Parental Unit and me is the "stunned looks" those doggies have on their faces. And there's no normal "doggie reaction" to getting petted or to seeing a human. Wonder why...duh!

Thanks for caring, my friends.

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

I had read about Missouri having a lot of the puppy mills and about the proposed new law. I do hope it passes. I don't know anything about it, but I do wonder if Oklahoma has a lot of puppy mills, too. Have you ever looked up a breed and gotten one of those online puppy ordering sites? It seems like if the puppies don't come from Missouri they come from Oklahoma about 87% of the time.

lotsa licks, Lola

Anonymous said...

This made my mama cry. She wants to know if she can put some sort of button on the website that people can press and get a direct connection to the ASPCA to donate to the cause. This breaks my mama's heart. I feel like crying to.



Bocci said...

To Opie:
Tell your Ma to check out www.aspca.org-i believe they have a button available for raising funds.

Your buddy,

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