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First five years of The Puppy Mill Project

First five years of The Puppy Mill Project
When Cari Meyers decided to take aim at puppy mills five years ago, she didn’t know what the future held. She had been serving on the board of a large non-profit rescue group and started to read up on puppy mills and the pet store connection. As she looked at Chicago’s euthanasia figures and the... Read more »

Peachy The Warrior Princess: From puppy mill to advocate

Peachy The Warrior Princess: From puppy mill to advocate
A once terrified puppy mill dog that graduated to therapy dog after she was rescued is now inspiring others even after she’s passed to the rainbow bridge. The woman that adopted her is now hoping to educate the world about puppy mills, pet stores and adopting older pets and finding homes for harder to adopt... Read more »

Naperville: Puppy mill outlet capital or dog-friendly city

Naperville: Puppy mill outlet capital or dog-friendly city
Will America need to find a new puppy mill outlet capital this week? On Tuesday, we’re going to find out exactly what the public officials in Naperville are made of when the puppy mill/pet store argument takes center stage again. After shutting down the debate for the summer while the city investigated its options, Naperville’s... Read more »
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National Puppy Mill Project moves puppy mill fight to national stage

National Puppy Mill Project moves puppy mill fight to national stage
One by one, local animal advocates have been fighting to change local and state laws aimed at puppy mills and the pet stores that sell dogs and cats. Now, that fight is going national as grassroots groups form a coalition to better mobilize their cause through National Puppy Mill Project. National Puppy Mill Project has... Read more »

When a breeder goes bad: Over 30 dogs rescued near Medaryville

When a breeder goes bad: Over 30 dogs rescued near Medaryville
In Northern Indiana, rescuers are still trying to pick up the pieces after they stepped in to save over 30 dogs at a breeding operation gone bad. When they arrived at the property in rural Medaryville, Indiana just before Independence Day, they found dogs and the man who bred them living in filth beyond belief.... Read more »

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 »
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Naperville: Questions for the pet store debate

Naperville: Questions for the pet store debate
Where do those pet store puppies come from? It’s a question that is in the news a lot lately as animal advocates and pet stores that sell commercially bred dogs and cats fight it out at city and county hearings. As the pet store debate heats up, it’s one of many questions that keep coming... Read more »

Cook County: There are no good puppy mills

Cook County: There are no good puppy mills
  It’s been less than two months since the Cook County Board passed the Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Act – the measure that banned the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in the county’s 13 pet stores. Next Tuesday, the power of that decision hangs in the balance as the county... Read more »

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 »
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Did the HSUS sell out the Illinois pet store bill to puppy mills?

Did the HSUS sell out the Illinois pet store bill to puppy mills?
Where does the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) stand on puppy mills? Up until last week, I would have guessed that they were firmly against puppy mills and the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats – puppy mill and kitten mills pets – in pet stores. I was wrong. Last week, 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 & Dogs.

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