Archive for May 2014

Tale of two states: Iowa and the Pratt puppy mill a year later

Tale of two states: Iowa and the Pratt puppy mill a year later
It was a year ago that I first started hearing about the Debra Pratt puppy mill. The Iowa puppy miller had amassed stacks of USDA violations at her commercial breeding operation before she auctioned off her dogs last April. What rescuers found on the grounds of her mill was appalling. But, even more appalling was... Read more »

Tale of two states: Illinois and the Pratt puppy mill a year later

Tale of two states: Illinois and the Pratt puppy mill a year later
When I compiled my top 20 most viewed blogs last year, the Debra Pratt puppy mill story was high on the list…high and often is a better description. As the story of her mill unfolded, I revisited the topic over and over – from her auction to the apparent closure of her mill to the... Read more »

Two Illinois puppy mills hit HSUS 101 problem puppy mills

Two Illinois puppy mills hit HSUS 101 problem puppy mills
Yes Virginia, there are puppy mills in Illinois and they are just as bad as the mills everyplace else. It’s Puppy Mill Awareness Week as we approach Mother’s Day and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has issued their annual list of 101 problem puppy mills that spotlight the deplorable conditions in commercial... Read more »
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The Chicago Pet Project: Portraits and Letters from the Heart

The Chicago Pet Project: Portraits and Letters from the Heart
Chicagoans will soon be singing the praises of their pets for a very good cause. The Chicago Pet Project will feature Chicagoans from all walks of life and their pets. Funds raised from the book will be used to help fund Millie’s Mission – a special fund that has been created by The Puppy Mill Project to help defray... Read more »

Chicago pet events through May 11

There are a lot of great activities on tap this week to celebrate the animals and help out homeless pets in the Chicago area. Leading up to Mothers in the Mills on Saturday are several great volunteer opportunities, Voices for Animals in Springfield and a belated Cinco de Mayo – Running of the Chihuahua’s in... Read more »

Illinois aims to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores

Illinois aims to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores
The ban on the sale of commercially bred cats and dogs in pet stores could be going statewide…at least if Governor Quinn and some Illinois Lawmakers have their way. State Senator Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) and State Representative Dan Burke (D-Chicago) have introduced legislation that would ban the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill... Read more »
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    I am a crazy cat lady and puppy mill warrior that blogs to advocate and educate about pet issues. In American animal controls, millions of pets are abandoned each year and an estimated 4 million die just because there are not enough homes. It truly seems like it’s Raining Cats and Dogs.

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