Tag: The Puppy Mill Project

East Providence pet store ban upheld by judge

East Providence pet store ban upheld by judge
Today there was a big win in federal court for animal advocates and the dogs left behind in puppy mills around the country. A Federal Judge in Rhode Island stuck a blow against animal cruelty by issuing a comprehensive ruling upholding East Providence’s ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats... Read more »

Puppy mill dogs: bad gifts for Valentine's Day or any other day

Puppy mill dogs: bad gifts for Valentine's Day or any other day
Like a lot of animal lovers, I’ve been pissed off and dumbfounded the past two days over a feature story that aired on Fox Chicago on Friday…and the station’s poor journalist response to the backlash that ensued. In case you missed it, Fox Chicago aired a Valentine’s Day gift idea segment with self-proclaimed lifestyle specialists Karen... Read more »

Naperville Petland and the puppy mill puppies

Naperville Petland and the puppy mill puppies
The New Year has just begun and all is not quiet on the Western Front – the West suburban front that is. Heartbreaking photos of more emaciated dogs from one of my favorite pet stores the Naperville Petland have hit my inbox. Is this deja vu all over again? You betcha…and the paper trail leads... Read more »
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Cari Meyers' real agenda: Ending puppy mills

Cari Meyers' real agenda: Ending puppy mills
It’s Christmas and just what do you get the girl who has everything. What do you get a girl who spends her free time battling puppy mills and speaking out on homeless cats? I’ll give you a clue – my very own Cari Meyers poster. I don’t know if they are even available…but I bet... Read more »

What are the pet stores hiding? Follow the yellow brick road

What are the pet stores hiding? Follow the yellow brick road
The one million dollar question this week is – what are the pet stores hiding? Where do they really get the dogs and cats that they sell and why oh why is it so difficult to follow the paper trail to their “good breeders?” It’s a question that crops up over and over again as... Read more »

Miles for the Mothers in the Mills

The walk begins for Miles for Mothers in the Mills.  Photo courtesy of Meghan Elise Photography.
The Puppy Mill Project took their message to Naperville on Sunday as they hit the trail along the Riverwalk and through a fun Sunday party – Miles for the Mothers in the Mills. The event was aimed at raising awareness and funds to help educate consumers about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores... Read more »
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Chicago pet events through October 19

Chicago pet events through October 19
Fall is here and there is a nip in the air. There are many great ways to warm up, have fun, and help the animals at some fun Chicago Pet Events. From the Big Night featuring Chefs’ Tastings for FCACC to the Black Cat Ball  benefiting Tree House to several great events that boast pet... Read more »

Naperville: Miles for the Mothers in the Mills

Naperville: Miles for the Mothers in the Mills
Mid-October is a great time to hit the park for a fun afternoon with your dog. On Sunday, October 19th you can support the fight against puppy mills at The Puppy Mill Project’s Petwalk – Miles for the Mothers in the Mills – at the Grand Pavilion at Naperville’s Riverwalk (far west end). The family-... Read more »

For now, sale of puppy mill dogs to continue in Naperville

For now, sale of puppy mill dogs to continue in Naperville
It will continue to be business as usual for Naperville pet stores, at least for the time being. The Naperville City Council has decided to wait and see the outcome on a Cook County lawsuit before moving ahead with any new laws that could prohibit or restrict the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats... Read more »
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Puppy Mill Awareness Day draws big crowd on Michigan Avenue

Puppy Mill Awareness Day draws big crowd on Michigan Avenue
Several hundred people turned out on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue today to march for Puppy Mill Awareness Day. Led by Cari Meyers, the founder of The Puppy Mill Project, City Clerk Susana Mendoza and County Commissioner John Fritchey, animal advocates and pet lovers took their message to the Magnificent Mile connecting the horrors of puppy mills... 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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