Missouri advocacy groups seek stiffer penalties for puppy mills

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 11:19 a.m. CST, Friday, February 12, 2010

COLUMBIA — A few months into volunteering as a foster parent for the Central Missouri Humane Society, Jessica Schlosser found herself taking home a frightened shih tzu puppy with a filthy, matted coat.