October 20, 2010 Monthly Members Newsletter highlight…..
With Election Day (Nov. 2) just around the corner, the ASPCA is concentrating our efforts on educating voters in the great state of Missouri about Prop B. Also known as the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, this landmark measure aims to raise the standards of care for dogs in Missouri’s commercial breeding facilities. If passed, Prop B would have revolutionary implications for puppy mills throughout 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 life-saving investigations, to legislative efforts, we are working 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 experience investigating puppy mills, I have seen some of the worst conditions in Missouri’s 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!
Known as the “Puppy Mill Capital of America,” Missouri is home to an estimated 3,000 puppy mills, supplying more than 40 percent of all puppies sold in pet stores nationwide. 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.