Iowa Friends of Companion Animals (IAFriends); a nonprofit organization whose mission is:“To advance the humane and responsible treatment of companion animals through collaboration and public awareness.”
IAFriends has made great strides in educating Iowans on the extent of this problem. And in 2010, working in conjunction with our sister nonprofit lobbying organization, Iowa Voters for Companion Animals, we helped lobby for the successful passage of the most significant legislation to benefit dogs in puppy mills in many, many years.
While we’ve made significant progress, there’s much more work to be done. We’re faced with an increasingly stronger level of opposition…. primarily from large agribusiness, Iowa’s commercial pet breeders and even large national groups.