A dog breeding facility in Camden County voluntarily surrendered its animals to the Humane Society today. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) the owner of the kennel could no longer afford to feed the animals.
The more than 100 dogs -- including Dachshunds, Malteses, Shih Tzus, Lhasa Apsos, Huskies and Boxers -- will be taken to the Humane Society facilities in Springfield and St. Louis for medical treatment and adoption.
In a press release about today's dog removal, ASPCA reminds Missourians to vote "yes" this November on Proposition B
, a ballot measure that would limit the size and operation of "puppy mills" in Missouri. Earlier this year the Better Business Bureau labeled Missouri the "Puppy Mill Capital of the U.S."
, saying the state accounts for 30 percent of federally licensed dog breeders.