Iowa Friends of Companion Animals – Position Statements
While we have great concern for the problem of pet overpopulation and encourage the adoption of pets from rescues and shelter, IAFriends does not oppose the breeding of dogs and cats by responsible breeders who use sound husbandry practices.
IAFriends is saddened and appalled by the dog auction industry. We do, however, acknowledge that it is a lawful enterprise. IAFriends does not encourage the purchase of dogs at auction by rescue groups. The reasons for this include: