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Free Lecture on puppy mills at St. Petersburg College

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Puppy Mills: From Iowa to Florida is a powerful and informative presentation about commercial breeding facilities, also known as puppy mills, which put profit before animal welfare. Dogs at these mills are kept in deplorable conditions often resulting in sick puppies being sold to unaware consumers. Florida is the second largest market for puppies bred in puppy mills, with hundreds of puppies being shipped to Florida annually.

The presentation will be conducted by Mary LaHay, President and Founder of Iowa Friends of Companion Animals. Iowa Friends of Companion Animals is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to research and education on the issue of puppy mills. Their efforts over the past five years have resulted in the reduction in the number of Iowa puppy mills from over 450 to fewer than 250. Its sister organization, Iowa Voters for Companion Animals, focuses on influencing legislation to improve Iowa animal welfare laws.

This presentation is free and open to the public.