Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Missouri Dog Breeder Requests Rescue from ASPCA

A Camden County, Missouri dog breeder called the ASPCA and requested help. Due to hardships caused by the economy, the breeder could no longer afford to feed and care for their 100 dogs. The ASPCA rescued more than 100 dogs which they then divided between the Southwest Missouri Humane Society in Springfield, Mo and the Missouri Humane Society in St Louis, MO.

The dogs are a mix of large and small breeds. They include small breeds such as Dachshund, Maltese, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apsos, and large breeds such as Huskie and Boxer.  The Springfield folks reported that the dogs were in pretty good shape.  They'll receive further evaluation, any neccessary vet care,  and then will be available for adoption in about a week.

The report I saw was via KY3 television news out of Springfield. In that report you'll notice both the reporter and the ASPCA staff referring to this as a puppy mill rescue. I happen to agree with the SW MO Humane Society staff person who said this is a breeder trying to do the right thing.

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