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Animal Protection Measure Filed in Senate Signed by Governor

JEFFERSON CITY — A measured prompted by the November 2010 passage of Proposition B, a ballot initiative that made changes to the state’s dog breeding facilities, was signed into law this week. Senate Bill 113, sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, makes changes to the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA) and the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act. Under this measure, the name of the act is changed to the Canine Cruelty and Prevention Act and language restricting anyone from having more than 50 breeding dogs has been removed.


Currently, the maximum fee for obtaining a license to operate certain dog facilities is $500 each year. Senate Bill 133 increases this to $2,500 and requires licensees to pay a $25 fee each year to be used by the Department of Agriculture for Operation Bark Alert, a program launched in 2009 to crack down on unlicensed breeders.

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