It is critical to vote yes on Proposition B – the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.

It is critical to vote yes on Proposition B – the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act. Now is the time for Missouri to enact common-sense laws to protect dogs from puppy mill cruelty.

We have three rescue dogs, one of which we were informed was constantly bred in a puppy mill. She was thrown out of a truck and left for dead. Fortunately, a veterinarian who witnessed this but was unable to catch up to the truck to get a license plate number, rescued her and brought her to a shelter. This little dog had heartworms and rotten teeth, and she was starved. Her back legs were stiff and drawn up to her body. When we took her outside, it was apparent that she knew nothing about running around in the grass and just laid on her side.

The majority of puppy mill dogs are never rescued. Most pet owners would never consider putting their own dogs in a tiny cage for the rest of their natural lives. Polling shows that 89 percent of Missouri voters support the protections, so, please support Proposition B in November.