Currently, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is allowing puppy mill breeders to cut off the tails and pull out the dewclaws of dogs without pain meds, anesthesia, a veterinarian present, in violation of current state law. Common tools used to amputate dog’s tails are garden clippers, scissors, knives and even rubber bands.

This Spring OAA advocates helped us put the brakes on ODA finalizing rules to allow breeders to perform these painful surgical procedures. Now we need your help to pass H.B. 725 which will prohibit breeders from doing these painful surgical procedures – contact your State Representative today! Click here for our Action Alert