ASPCA Goes to Battle for Missouri Dogs


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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.


About Author

Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).


  1. The ASPCA does such awesome work thanks to their volunteers & donations! I adopted my last cat Kaize through the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago, IL. A client of mine was on the board & I was getting discouraged looking to adopt a cat because all the rescues were outrageously priced! The Anti Cruelty society had lots of great pets, in quality conditions & care & for a fraction of the cost! I understand it takes money to care & foster theses animals so the rescue organizations need money but I think possibly they would adopt out a lot more if they would lower their adoption fees! The ASPCA in Chicago has an AWESOME adoption vs. intake rate!

  2. ASPCA my hat is off to all you do. Hopefully more states will take action. I know in Arizona we had a problem with greyhounds, too many left without a home when they were no longer needed for racing.

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