Posts tagged "The Puppy Mill Project"

Naperville pet store debate heats up

Naperville pet store debate heats up
The sidewalks will be a bit crowded outside one Naperville store this Sunday. No, there’s not a sidewalk sale. Pet lovers will be coming out en mass on Sunday to the Happiness is Pets at Naperville Crossing to make sure the word is getting out about that Naperville pet store and its connection to puppy... Read more »

Chicago pet events through August 24

Chicago pet events through August 24
Summer is about over and the kids are heading back to school. There are still plenty of fun events on tap this week and weekend to help animals in need. You can shop, hit the arcade, go on a very cool scavenger hunt and work to build awareness of the pet store/puppy mill connection. Below... Read more »

Money talks in the fight for puppy mills

Money talks in the fight for puppy mills
I’ve been trying to wrap my head around an interesting issue lately. How can people who claim to love animals back puppy mills? It has become the $55 billion question as some of the biggest players in the pet industry are stepping into the spotlight in support of puppy mills as more communities ban the... 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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Why amending the Cook County pet store law is a bad idea

Why amending the Cook County pet store law is a bad idea
Once upon a time there was a pet store in the Chicago-area that was so much more than a pet store. It didn’t sell unique products or work with rescue. Instead, this pet store harbored its own puppy mill in the back room where puppies were cranked out and then sold to the general public.... 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 »
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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 & Dogs.

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