Lawmakers debate a new set of regulations for so called puppy mills... Michelle Wirth has more from Jefferson City.
Organizations supporting the dog breeding industry, oppose a Senate bill making changes to the Animal Care Facility Act. The bill raises licensing fees for commericial dog breeders and changes search procedures in what's known as puppy mills. Anne Edwards, with the Missouri Federation of Animal Owners, says the bill hurts dog breeders.
Edwards says that breeders wouldn't be in business unless they love these animals. From Jefferson City, I'm Michelle Wirth.
Meaner dogs...that's what one animal specialist says will happen if lawmakers don't toughen up on so called puppy mills. Michelle Wirth has more from Jefferson City.
Animal behaviorist Gary Abelov supports a Missouri senate bill that amends the Animal Care Facility Act. Abelov says poor puppy mill conditions have led to a surge of pet store dogs with behavioral problems.
The bill raises the licensing fees for dogs and revises search procedures for puppy mills. From Jefferson City, I'm Michelle Wirth.