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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

The Chicago Pet Project: Portraits and Letters from the Heart

The Chicago Pet Project: Portraits and Letters from the Heart
Chicagoans will soon be singing the praises of their pets for a very good cause. The Chicago Pet Project will feature Chicagoans from all walks of life and their pets. Funds raised from the book will be used to help fund Millie’s Mission – a special fund that has been created by The Puppy Mill Project to help defray... Read more »

The Puppy Mill Project: Toasting a game changing year

The Puppy Mill Project: Toasting a game changing year
When The Puppy Mill Project holds their Mothers in the Mills benefit Mother’s Day weekend, they will have a lot to celebrate. The past year has been a game changer for the organization after several years of operating behind the scenes as the group has worked to get the word out about puppy mills and... Read more »
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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 »
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