Posts tagged "pet stores"

Chicago Veterinarian on Limits for Pet Store Sales Cook County

Chicago Veterinarian on Limits for Pet Store Sales Cook County
Dr. Richard Green disagrees with his associations, and agrees with what call terms “overwhelming majority” of his colleagues that it’s GREAT that no dogs, cats or rabbits will be sold at pet stores. Hear my conversation with this long-standing and well-regarded veterinarian, who helped to establish Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, HERE from Steve Dale’s... Read more »

Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance Unanimously Endorses Fritchey's Plan

Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance Unanimously Endorses Fritchey's Plan
Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance  in Cook County Should Move Ahead as Planned Chicago, IL—On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the Cook County Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance, a proposal from Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey and supported by The Puppy Mill Project, joining the City of Chicago... Read more »

When Puppy Mills Go Away I Will Change My Mind

When Puppy Mills Go Away I Will Change My Mind
This is blog post  2,500.   I’ve written about many topics in nearly six years as a ChicagoNow blogger.  I’ve averaged writing over a blog post a day.  My first few blogs were about breed specific bans, a common topic for me – for which I will offer a special announcement this summer. My blog helped to... Read more »
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Pet Stores Sell Dogs Mass Produced, Putting An End to the Practice in Cook County

Pet Stores Sell Dogs Mass Produced, Putting An End to the Practice in Cook County
Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey (12th district) was on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio,  Listen HERE. I explain the background of how the Puppy Mill Project has been devoted to pet stores not selling animals from commercial facilities, and how the city and then Cook County said no more dogs, cats or rabbits to be... Read more »

Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pets Stores: Does That Make Sense?

Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pets Stores: Does That Make Sense?
I support laws in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and over 40 other communities around America that prohibit sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes rabbits, too) in pet stores. The presumption is that most of the animals sold at pet shops come from puppy mills or other unscrupulous sources. Below are statements presenting first the... Read more »

Reversing or Amending Ban on Pet Store Sales in Cook County

Reversing or Amending Ban on Pet Store Sales in Cook County
Puppy mill dogs are often sold at pet stores. So, why would  Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy and two other Cook County Commissioners Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman, Gregg Goslin reverse or amend the law to ban dogs, cats and rabbits sold at pet stores? With host Bill Moller, I  spoke with Murphy  exclusively on WGN Radio, LISTEN... Read more »
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Amending Ban on Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits on WGN

Amending Ban on Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits on WGN
Puppy mills are not a good thing. FACT. Many dogs sold at pet stores are from puppy mills, others are from commercial facilities that mass produce dogs. FACT Purchases made at pet stores are impulsive, and unlike a private breeder or animal shelter or rescue, – which wants to insure you are the right family... Read more »

Puppy Mill Project Honors Susana Mendoza, John Fritchey, Bernie Berlin

Cari Meyers, driving force of the Puppy Mill Project; she's the organization's founder. I don't know how many people turned out for this benefit - but the numbers are astounding, tons of dollars raised.
Puppy Mill Project benefit “Mothers in the Mills” was held May 10. John Barleycorn – River North. Aside from raising dollars for the the Puppy Mill Project, founded by Cari Myers, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza and Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey were honored. They were each invaluable to get a city ordinance and then county law passed to prevent dogs, cats and rabbits... Read more »

Puppy Mill Project: Mother's Day Benefit

Puppy Mill Project: Mother's Day Benefit
Puppy Mill Project benefit “Mothers in the Mills” is May 10. Aside from raising dollars for the the Puppy Mill Project, founded by Cari Myers, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza and Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey will be honored. They were each invaluable to get a city ordinance and then county law passed to prevent... Read more »
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Puppy Mill Sales Targeted in Cook County

Puppy Mill Sales Targeted in Cook County
Puppy mills are awful places. We’re a country which stands for humane treatment of animals….But if you landed here from outer space and fell on a puppy mill, you’d certainly have another impression all together. For decades the U.S. Department of Agriculture for various reasons hasn’t been able to significantly reduce the number of puppy... Read more »
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