Friday, October 15, 2010

Furry Fridays

Dogs in Missouri need your help. Why should you care about dogs in Missouri? Because in your city there is a pretty good chance you have a local pet store selling puppies from a Missouri puppy mill. In fact, Missouri exports up to a million puppies a year all across the U.S. (30% of U.S. puppy mills are in Missouri), and this November, Missouri voters will get to mandate common-sense humane standards for puppy mills at the ballot box. (Learn more about Prop B.)

But the folks who profit by cutting corners on humane care are pulling out all stops to try to quash this important legislation. I applaud the Humane Society of the United States and our Missouri colleagues' efforts to bring about change for over 200,000 breeding dogs. Join us to get the word out to all Missourians to vote YES! on PROP B. Post it on Facebook; e-mail your friends. Help the dogs!

*The purpose of this Act is to prohibit the cruel and inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills by requiring large-scale dog breeding operations to provide each dog under their care with basic food and water, adequate shelter from the elements, necessary veterinary care, adequate space to turn around and stretch his or her limbs, and regular exercise.

I think it is disgusting that they even need a law on this... "adequate space to turn around and stretch his or her limbs" ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!!?!?!

Read the act at :

Meet Selma:

Name: Selma (Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu)
Age: Approximately 2 years old
Weight: 9 lbs
Favorite Things: Being on your lap, following you around
Waiting for a home since: September, 2010
About Selma: Selma was rescued from a puppy mill. She is a very gentle soul. She is a little shy around new people but warms up quickly after a few minutes and then she is your new best friend.

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