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Truman, an eight-week-old Pekingese puppy
April 9, 2009

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gets a closer look at Truman, an eight-week-old Pekingese puppy that was rescued from poor breeding conditions, before a press conference in St. Louis on April 9, 2009.

Gov. Nixon visited the Humane Society of Missouri, where dozens of dogs seized through the Missouri Department of Agriculture's ‘Operation Bark Alert' now await adoption. Nixon toured the facility and spoke with Humane Society staff and members of the public about his administration's efforts to step up enforcement of laws that regulate dog breeders and ensure safe and sanitary conditions for animals.

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Truman, an eight-week-old Pekingese puppy