I told you recently about efforts to stop rampant puppy mill abuses in Missouri, which is home to about 30 percent of the nation’s puppy mills, far dwarfing any other state. This November, Missourians will vote on Proposition B, a measure to stop puppy mill abuses by establishing common sense standards for the proper care of dogs.
The campaign is gaining tremendous momentum as more people learn about the inhumane treatment of dogs crammed into small and filthy cages, denied veterinary care, exposed to extremes of heat and cold, and given no exercise or human affection. The list of Missouri veterinarians and veterinary clinics, animal welfare groups, responsible dog breeders, religious leaders, businesses, and prominent Missouri citizens endorsing the YES! on Prop B campaign is growing. Last week, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley both endorsed the YES! on Prop B campaign to stop puppy mill abuses.
Because most of the dogs bred in mills are exported from Missouri to states across the nation, sold in pet stores or over the Internet, this is a national issue for all of us to be concerned about. Whether or not you live in Missouri, you can help these puppy mill dogs. What can you do? On Sunday, October 3, you can join animal lovers across the nation and throw a Party for Pups—in your home or at a local bar or restaurant—and help save thousands of puppy mill dogs on Election Day.
As a host, you can create your own party page, establish a fundraising goal, send invitations to friends and family, and collect donations through our secure website. Then during your party, you and your guests can join a live call to action broadcast from St. Louis—bringing together thousands of others across the country partying for a purpose.
Give these dogs a reason to celebrate in November. Plan a Party for Pups on October 3 and support the campaign to pass Prop B. For those of you in the St. Louis area, you can also register for the “Birdies for Puppies” golf tournament in St. Louis on Friday, October 1, with proceeds to benefit the Missourians for the Protection of Dogs / YES! on Prop B campaign. Click here for more details on the golf tournament, including how to register.
Paid for by Missourians for the Protection of Dogs/YES! on Prop B, Judy Peil, Treasurer.