Tag Archives: Iowa animal welfare

Iowa’s Animals Deserve Better

Action alert from Iowa Voters for Companion Animals Iowa’s two most pressing companion animal issues are weak cruelty laws and a lack of oversight of commercial dog breeding facilities.  Companion Animal Cruelty Laws Iowa’s companion animal cruelty laws are weak. … Continue reading

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September Is Puppy Mill Awareness Month

Shame on Iowa. Action alert from Iowa Voters for Companion Animals “Iowa is leading the race for the worst state in which to be a dog or puppy.” The month of September is Puppy Mill Awareness Month. While we are … Continue reading

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Advocating For Those With Four Paws

Mindi Callison-Long created Bailing out Benji, an organization devoted to putting an end to puppy mills through educational outreach, advocacy and rescue, in 2011 when she was 21 years old. She recently made a trip to Washington, D.C. with animal … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Puppy Mill Problem

A note from Mary LaHay, founder of Iowa Voters for Companion Animals. I founded Iowa Voters for Companion Animals (IVCA) almost 10 years ago after discovering the extent of the puppy mill problem in our state. We had many good … Continue reading

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