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Teen campaigns to end puppy mill sales in Illinois pet stores

Teen campaigns to end puppy mill sales in Illinois pet stores
If a North Shore teenager has her way, a recent ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs, kitten mill cats and rabbit mill rabbits in Chicago and Cook County would spread statewide. Rachel Leadholm has started a petition drive on Change.org to help spread the word and hopefully change the law banning the sale... Read more »

Cook County bans puppy mill dogs in pet stores

Cook County bans puppy mill dogs in pet stores
The ban on the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits will extend beyond Chicago’s city limits throughout Cook County. The County Commissioners voted today to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores throughout the county just over a month after Chicago enacted a similar ordinance. Commissioner John Fritchey was the... Read more »

Animal advocates take aim at Boone County puppy mills

Animal advocates take aim at Boone County puppy mills
Animal lovers in Chicago have some strong company in the fight against puppy mills in Illinois. A passionate group of animal lovers near Rockford is taking aim at Boone County puppy mills and working to make it more difficult for them to do business. Led by animal welfare advocates and the daughter of a local... Read more »
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Why the AKC fights for puppy mills

Why the AKC fights for puppy mills
In Iowa and North Carolina, state lawmakers are considering legislation that would increase protection for dogs in commercial breeding operations. The proposed legislation is aimed at making it more difficult for the worst of the group – the puppy mills – to continue to do business as usual. While many dog-lovers are embracing the legislation,... Read more »

Bill aimed at cracking down on Iowa puppy mills faces AKC opposition

Bill aimed at cracking down on Iowa puppy mills faces AKC opposition
Last week, Chicago’s City Council voted to prohibit the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in the city’s pet stores. The ban, which goes in effect next March is aimed at plugging the pipeline from puppy mills – the inhumane mass breeding operations that sell to pet stores – to Chicago. Meanwhile, Iowa... Read more »

Chicago bans puppy mill sales in pet stores

You can mess with a lot of things in this world…but you don’t mess with people’s pets. That was the message from Chicago City Councilwoman Emma Mitts as Chicago passed a ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs, cats and rabbits in the city’s pet stores. The Companion Animal Protection Ordinance gives the city’s... Read more »
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Chicago expected to ban puppy mill sales in pet stores tomorrow

Chicago is one vote away from becoming the first Midwestern city to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs (and cats and rabbits) in pet stores. After hearing testimony on both sides of the issue today, the Committee on Licensing & Consumer Protection voted unanimously to pass the Companion Animal Protection Ordinance on for full... Read more »

Lisle's Puppy Parlor closes its doors

A suburban Chicago pet store that has been breeding puppies at its location and had been subject of protests for more than a year has closed it’s doors. The Puppy Parlor had been one of 12 Chicago-area pet stores investigated by the Humane Society of the United States in 2012 that traced the origins of... Read more »

Another family says good-bye to their pet store puppy

As Chicago’s City Council gears up to decide whether or not to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs, kitten mill cats and commercially bred rabbits in pet stores, they should read Lucy’s story. Lucy is another sick puppy that was sold at a Chicago area pet store and died before leaving puppyhood. She’s left... Read more »
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Alleged Petland puppy thief surrenders: What about Petland?

Alleged Petland puppy thief surrenders: What about Petland?
A woman accused of stealing three puppies from three different Petland stores has turned herself into authorities according to news reports. Shelly R. Hess is facing charges in St. Charles, Missouri while the investigation continues in suburban Chicago. The big question remains – while the alleged Petland puppy thief faces charges will the main stream... Read more »
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