Posts in category "Puppy Mills"

Consumers, Pets at Risk as IL Senate Bill 1882 Opens Puppy Mill Loopholes, Threatens Existing Humane Ordinances

On February 10, 2017, Animal Welfare Bill SB 1882/HB 2824 was introduced to the Illinois Senate, ostensibly as a microchipping act (a good thing). However, also embedded in the bill are proposed amendments to the Animal Welfare Act which present a severe threat to those working to pass (and keep) Humane Ordinances which would prevent the... Read more »

Understanding Puppy Warranties at Major Pet Retailers and How They Circumvent the Puppy Lemon Law

Purchasing a pet is an emotional decision and in the process sometimes customers miss valuable information. This quote was taken from the site of Third Party Pet*, a company that provides operations support to major pet retailers (all testimonials on the site come from Petland stores). Oh, how right they are. To help customers be more... Read more »

Petland, Mike Isaac's Naperville-based PAWSitive Solutions Issue "Gag Order" Before Paying Vet Bills

Petland, Mike Isaac's Naperville-based PAWSitive Solutions Issue "Gag Order" Before Paying Vet Bills
After my post earlier today outlining Naperville City Council candidate, Mike Isaac’s, retail pet business connections, I was contacted by a Washington D.C. animal rights advocate who addresses puppy mill issues nationwide. Turns out you may have a hard time getting information on some of the sick puppies purchased at Petland due to a “gag... Read more »
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Petland, Retail Pet Business Ties Raise Serious Concerns in Mike Isaac's Run for Naperville City Council Among Citizens Supporting Humane Ordinance, End to Puppy Mill Ties

Mike Isaac publicly positions himself as an animal advocate, but for the citizens of Naperville who have been hard at work to encourage the city government to move in a more humane direction by banning businesses with puppy mill ties, his run for City Council appears tantamount to a fox campaigning to guard a hen... Read more »

Pupstyles of the Rich and Famous: The Chicago Pet Project Supports The Puppy Mill Project in High Chicago Style

Pupstyles of the Rich and Famous: The Chicago Pet Project Supports The Puppy Mill Project in High Chicago Style
I’ll admit it, I did not expect to open this book to see two alpacas standing in a gorgeous kitchen. My mind kept asking, “So, where is this alpaca rescue? Was there an alpaca hoarder near Peotone that I didn’t hear about?  Wait! How in the heck do you get two alpacas in an elevator?” Let’s... Read more »

We Can Help Naperville Become a More Humane Community

We Can Help Naperville Become a More Humane Community
Just mention the city of Naperville to people in the local animal rescue community and you will likely elicit an involuntary groan and disheartened head shaking. Their efforts encouraging the city to enact an ordinance banning the retail sale of commercially bred puppies in pet stores have so far been unsuccessful. By way of background,... Read more »
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What Happens to Pet Store Puppies That Don't Get Sold?

I received this very fine question on the To the Rescue! Facebook page, and know that this is the sticking point for many on the issue of puppy mills. While many people understand that the purchase of puppies from pet stores enables the puppy mill industry to thrive (see this article for a non-graphic explanation... Read more »

Dogs: Companions, Pets or Livestock? A Non-Graphic Explanation Of Puppy Mills

Whether you are into animals or not, chances are high that if you have any ‘dog people’ in your social media networks, the topic of puppy mills has made its way into your newsfeed. And if your animal-loving friends are inclined to refer to Paulie Puptastico and Princess Fluffybutt as ‘my kids’, ‘furbabies’, or some... Read more »

WSJ, Today Show Suggest Puppy Mills Hold Key to Hosting Awesome Parties Because, Hey, Puppies!

WSJ, Today Show Suggest Puppy Mills Hold Key to Hosting Awesome Parties Because, Hey, Puppies!
While shelters and rescues across the nation were gearing up for the annual Clear the Shelters event in an effort to find homes for thousands of healthy, adoptable, homeless animals, major media outlets saw fit to turn their focus to the latest hot new party trend: The Puppy Party. The Today Show actually hosted one... Read more »
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