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Puppy mill rescue and advocate Harley dies at 15

Puppy mill rescue and advocate Harley dies at 15
He was the most unlikely of heroes – born in a puppy mill and sentenced to a life in a small cage. Harley never knew freedom until he was a 10-year-old, one-eyed dog with a heart condition and what appeared to be not the brightest of futures. But Harley’s future was much more than bright.... Read more »

Time for Pet Stores to Show Us the Mammas!

I have a simple request for pet stores around the country selling commercially bred dogs and cats – Show us the mammas! The battle continues to heat up between pet storeowners that sell puppies and kittens and those fighting to outlaw the practice. Throughout the country, pet stores keep touting the great breeders where they... Read more »

Pet stores and puppy mills: Well, Duh!

Pet stores and puppy mills: Well, Duh!
This past week, a one-eyed Chihuahua made national news when he was named the American Humane Associations American Hero Dog. To many folks, Harley seems like a very unlikely hero. Born in a puppy mill he spent 10 years as a breeding dog losing his eye after he was power washed in his cage. Just... Read more »
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Federal Judge backs Cook County Pet Store Ban

Federal Judge backs Cook County Pet Store Ban
Cook County’s ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs, kitten mill cats and rabbits is now law thanks to a federal judge that has tossed out a lawsuit aimed at stopping that law from going into effect. Judge Matthew F. Kennelly dismissed the lawsuit today, which put the new law passed last April in... Read more »

Does Naperville's new mayor love puppy mills?

Does Naperville's new mayor love puppy mills?
If you love animals and live in Naperville, hold on for a bumpy ride. It looks like Naperville’s new mayor won’t be moving forward anytime soon on banning the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in pet stores. Why would I think that? Mayor Steve Chirico has just appointed one of Petland’s... Read more »

Neglect charges filed against owner of Adrian's Puppy Paradise

Neglect charges filed against owner of Adrian's Puppy Paradise
The owner of a Kankakee County puppy mill is finally facing neglect charges nearly 3 ½ months after 81 dogs were rescued from her home. Yesterday, the Kankakee County State’s Attorney filed 71 counts of failure to provide humane care and treatment in the case against Louise Gutierrez, owner of the breeding operation known as... Read more »
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Does Arlington Heights love puppy mills?

Does Arlington Heights love puppy mills?
Does Arlington Heights love puppy mills? We’ll find out soon enough. Earlier this week, the Arlington Heights Village Board voted to opt out of Cook County’s Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Act – a bill aimed at banning the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats at pet stores. Calling the bill “overbroad”... Read more »

Restaurant cancels puppy mill fundraiser in support of animal advocates

Restaurant cancels puppy mill fundraiser in support of animal advocates
A Chicago pet storeowner that was going to host a “woe is me, please help me before I lose my livelihood dinner” found out the hard way that good event publicity can backfire. The owners of Park Pet Shop in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood had hoped to have a $95 a head puppy mill fundraiser tonight... Read more »

Federal judge rules in favor of Cook County Pet Store Ordinance

Federal judge rules in favor of Cook County Pet Store Ordinance
It may be a bit early to celebrate, but there is good news for Cook County animal advocates that had fought to outlaw the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in pet stores. In a thorough, substantive opinion, Federal Judge Matthew F. Kennelly granted the county’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed... Read more »
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Mother’s Day: Remembering the Mothers in the Mills

Mother’s Day: Remembering the Mothers in the Mills
For most of us, Mother’s Day is a day of celebration. It’s a day when we head for brunch and relive the memories with our moms and grandmas and other family members. For members of The Puppy Mill Project, Mother’s Day has a more somber tone as the group remembers and spotlights the Mothers in... 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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