Category: Puppy Mills

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 »

Adrian's Puppy Paradise: Closing a puppy mill

Adrian's Puppy Paradise: Closing a puppy mill
For the past five years, some of my friends were on a mission to close a puppy mill in Kankakee County. Adrian’s Puppy Paradise had hardly been a secret to many people in Kankakee County and it kept churning out puppies over and over. Last spring, an advocate trying to make a difference reached out... Read more »

Operation Spring Break: How to help rescued puppy mill dogs

The basement was filled with cages crammed with dogs at Adriana's Puppy Paradise - a St. Anne puppy mill that was raided on in April. All photos courtesy of the Animal Rescue Corps.
The mission was called Operation Spring Break but the trip to Paradise – Adrian’s Puppy Paradise – was far from a walk on the beach. Around 80 dogs of various ages were rescued after the Kankakee County State’s Attorney and Animal Control raided the puppy mill in St. Anne. While the several groups stepped up... Read more »
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80 dogs rescued from Kankakee County puppy mill

80 dogs rescued from Kankakee County puppy mill
Around a year ago, The Puppy Mill Project started to receive calls about a puppy mill in Kankakee County where dozens of dogs were breeding and living in squalor. Today, 80 dogs are free and have a new life ahead after a collaborative effort – dubbed Operation Spring Break – from The Puppy Mill Project,... Read more »

East Providence pet store ban upheld by judge

East Providence pet store ban upheld by judge
Today there was a big win in federal court for animal advocates and the dogs left behind in puppy mills around the country. A Federal Judge in Rhode Island stuck a blow against animal cruelty by issuing a comprehensive ruling upholding East Providence’s ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats... Read more »

Chicago officials vow to fight lawsuit aimed at stopping pet store ban

Chicago officials vow to fight lawsuit aimed at stopping pet store ban
Two pet stores that have decided to sue to continue to sell puppy mill dogs in Chicago will be in for a fight. Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have vowed to go to war in court to keep the city’s ban against the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill... Read more »
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Federal lawsuit challenges Chicago pet store ban

Federal lawsuit challenges Chicago pet store ban
Read updated post on the Chicago pet store ban. A lawsuit has been filed in Cook County challenging Chicago’s soon-to-be-enacted law that would ban the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in the city’s pet stores. Two pet stores and a Missouri breeder are challenging the law that was due to go... Read more »

Puppy mill dogs: bad gifts for Valentine's Day or any other day

Puppy mill dogs: bad gifts for Valentine's Day or any other day
Like a lot of animal lovers, I’ve been pissed off and dumbfounded the past two days over a feature story that aired on Fox Chicago on Friday…and the station’s poor journalist response to the backlash that ensued. In case you missed it, Fox Chicago aired a Valentine’s Day gift idea segment with self-proclaimed lifestyle specialists Karen... Read more »

PIJAC's campaign of fear keeps backing puppy mills

PIJAC's campaign of fear keeps backing puppy mills
“What if pets were illegal?” It’s a scary thought isn’t it. And, it’s far from true. However, it’s the cornerstone of PIJAC’s latest campaign of fear as the group fights to protect puppy mills and the stores that sell their product. PIJAC – the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council – is watching the dominoes fall around... Read more »
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Budweiser Super Bowl Ad shows GoDaddy how it's done

Budweiser Super Bowl Ad shows GoDaddy how it's done
In two short days, a couple of big time advertisers for the Super Bowl have shown two opposite ends of the spectrum on how to attract some attention to your brand with a little advertising. GoDaddy’s attempt at parodying Budweiser’s wildly popular ad failed so miserably that it was benched before the big game. Just... 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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