ASPCA Midwest Field Director Kyle Hill testified that the organization had spent more than $338,000 since the seizure of the dogs in October.
Missourah has the dubious honor of being the puppy mill capital of the world,and Prop B sought to enforce basic humane standards in the industry. Outstate Republicans were furious about the government telling them to keep their dogs in larger cages, protect them from the elements, provide adequate food and clean water.
The City Council and residents voiced support Tuesday night for a law banning commercial pet stores in the city.
A couple suspected of running a puppy mill will have all animal cruelty charges dropped as long as they fulfill an agreement made with the Stokes County district attorney.
The Chicago attorney filed a class action lawsuit in mid-February on behalf of six people who assert they were misled by employees of the Happiness Is Pets chain, including its Naperville store, when they bought puppies that later developed serious health problems.