SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Humane Society of American ranks a dozen dog breeders in the Ozarks among the worst puppy mills in the country.
They appear on the group's annual list of "Horrible Hundred." For the seventh straight year, Missouri ranks asa the No. 1 puppy mill state in the country, despite stricter laws on the books. Four breeders in the Springfield area appears on the list.
Breeders appear on the list for disease, dying or dead dogs or filthy operations.
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