Posted by | November 16, 2008 11:25 | Filed under: Top Stories

Malia Obama has allergies, and Barack Obama wants a shelter dog.  Both criteria can be met.

To his credit, Obama co-sponsored, with Dick Durbin, a bill to crack down on abusive puppy mills, and posed with “Baby” for the book A Rare Breed of Love by animal welfare advocate Jana Kohl.

The above photo (h/t Crooks and Liars) shows Obama with “Baby,” a three-legged dog that lost its fourth limb following years of mistreatment at a California puppy mill. The toy poodle spent much of its life locked in a small wire cage. The breeders cut out Baby’s vocal chords so that they would not have to hear her cries. In cages next to her, other dogs literally went insane, spinning repetitively with blank stares. Still others were gravely ill, maimed and had filthy, matted coats. A number was tattooed on the inside of Baby’s ear, marking her as just one of many dogs at the mill.


Given that you can find all kind of breeds and mutts at a variety of animal rescue operations, what kind of dog should the Obamas get?

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