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Where do pet store puppies come from? We may be finding out!

A Chicago-area pet store chain must now be a tad more honest about where they get their puppies thanks to a settlement reached in a federal lawsuit last week. Under the settlement, Furry Babies must verify the source of each pet they sell which will take some of the secrecy out of the puppy pipeline... Read more »

Pet stores and puppy mills: Well, Duh!

Pet stores and puppy mills: Well, Duh!
This past week, a one-eyed Chihuahua made national news when he was named the American Humane Associations American Hero Dog. To many folks, Harley seems like a very unlikely hero. Born in a puppy mill he spent 10 years as a breeding dog losing his eye after he was power washed in his cage. Just... Read more »

Federal Judge backs Cook County Pet Store Ban

Federal Judge backs Cook County Pet Store Ban
Cook County’s ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs, kitten mill cats and rabbits is now law thanks to a federal judge that has tossed out a lawsuit aimed at stopping that law from going into effect. Judge Matthew F. Kennelly dismissed the lawsuit today, which put the new law passed last April in... Read more »
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Neglect charges filed against owner of Adrian's Puppy Paradise

Neglect charges filed against owner of Adrian's Puppy Paradise
The owner of a Kankakee County puppy mill is finally facing neglect charges nearly 3 ½ months after 81 dogs were rescued from her home. Yesterday, the Kankakee County State’s Attorney filed 71 counts of failure to provide humane care and treatment in the case against Louise Gutierrez, owner of the breeding operation known as... Read more »

Restaurant cancels puppy mill fundraiser in support of animal advocates

Restaurant cancels puppy mill fundraiser in support of animal advocates
A Chicago pet storeowner that was going to host a “woe is me, please help me before I lose my livelihood dinner” found out the hard way that good event publicity can backfire. The owners of Park Pet Shop in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood had hoped to have a $95 a head puppy mill fundraiser tonight... Read more »

Federal judge rules in favor of Cook County Pet Store Ordinance

Federal judge rules in favor of Cook County Pet Store Ordinance
It may be a bit early to celebrate, but there is good news for Cook County animal advocates that had fought to outlaw the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats in pet stores. In a thorough, substantive opinion, Federal Judge Matthew F. Kennelly granted the county’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed... Read more »
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Mother’s Day: Remembering the Mothers in the Mills

Mother’s Day: Remembering the Mothers in the Mills
For most of us, Mother’s Day is a day of celebration. It’s a day when we head for brunch and relive the memories with our moms and grandmas and other family members. For members of The Puppy Mill Project, Mother’s Day has a more somber tone as the group remembers and spotlights the Mothers in... Read more »

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 »

Operation Spring Break: How to help rescued puppy mill dogs

The basement was filled with cages crammed with dogs at Adriana's Puppy Paradise - a St. Anne puppy mill that was raided on in April. All photos courtesy of the Animal Rescue Corps.
The mission was called Operation Spring Break but the trip to Paradise – Adrian’s Puppy Paradise – was far from a walk on the beach. Around 80 dogs of various ages were rescued after the Kankakee County State’s Attorney and Animal Control raided the puppy mill in St. Anne. While the several groups stepped up... Read more »
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80 dogs rescued from Kankakee County puppy mill

80 dogs rescued from Kankakee County puppy mill
Around a year ago, The Puppy Mill Project started to receive calls about a puppy mill in Kankakee County where dozens of dogs were breeding and living in squalor. Today, 80 dogs are free and have a new life ahead after a collaborative effort – dubbed Operation Spring Break – from The Puppy Mill Project,... 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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