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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 »

Cari Meyers' real agenda: Ending puppy mills

Cari Meyers' real agenda: Ending puppy mills
It’s Christmas and just what do you get the girl who has everything. What do you get a girl who spends her free time battling puppy mills and speaking out on homeless cats? I’ll give you a clue – my very own Cari Meyers poster. I don’t know if they are even available…but I bet... Read more »

Hit by a car: Wagging Hearts Rescue rolls the dice for Reno's survival

Hit by a car: Wagging Hearts Rescue rolls the dice for Reno's survival
Puppies should get a chance to be puppies. It seems like a simple enough concept. After all, puppies are bouncy and cuddly and full of tons of life. That’s why it’s so heartbreaking when something happens to a puppy – like Reno – that may cut her young life so very, very short. Now, this... Read more »
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Puppy mill rescue shoots to rescue 14 dogs for 14th birthday

Puppy mill rescue shoots to rescue 14 dogs for 14th birthday
For many people, seven is a lucky number. But, for one puppy mill survivor it’s the number 14 that is worth celebrating. Moxie, who spent his first 12 years in a mill, is celebrating his 14 birthday in a big way – he’s raising funds to help 14 other dogs catch their freedom ride with... Read more »

Words of advice on the pet store debate

Words of advice on the pet store debate
As the debate continues over whether or not to allow the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores, the public rhetoric is heating up as well. On one side, you have pet lovers fighting for change and against animal cruelty. On the other side, you have big money special interest groups battling... Read more »

Puppy mills: Cook County pet store amendment on hold

Puppy mills: Cook County pet store amendment on hold
For now, it appears that public opinion has won out over lobbying groups in the battle to keep puppy mill dogs out of Cook County’s pet stores. As of this evening, Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman has pulled the discussion of the Cook County pet store amendment of the new ordinance that was slated for next... Read more »
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Naperville: The puppy mill outlet capital of America

Naperville: The puppy mill outlet capital of America
As Chicago moves forward toward the ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores, it appears that Naperville is moving backwards. The community that is already the puppy mill outlet capital of America will soon have a “new and improved” pet store in the city. A brand spanking new Happiness is Pets... Read more »

Cook County pet store ban faces new opposition

Cook County pet store ban faces new opposition
You can call it the ultimate betrayal. Less than two months after voting unanimously to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in Cook County pet stores, three Cook County Commissioners have introduced an amendment to the Cook County pet store ban. The revised measure will reopen the pipeline from puppy... Read more »

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 »
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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 »
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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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