Posts tagged "puppy mills"

Keep Puppy Mills Out of Illinois, Agrees Paul Vallas

Keep Puppy Mills Out of Illinois, Agrees Paul Vallas
Following my ChicagoNow post regarding Bruce Rauner’s apparent support of Petland , and giving public prop’s to the pet retailer and supplier, Rauner’s camp had no comment. Governor Pat Quinn, however, didn’t dismiss the ‘pet issue.’  Illinois candidate for Lt. Governor Paul Vallas. appeared on WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World.  Listen to the interview HERE.... Read more »

Petland Supports Rauner? Does Rauner Support Puppy Mill Sales?

Petland Supports Rauner? Does Rauner Support Puppy Mill Sales?
If you care about dogs, consider re-electing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Here’s why: Illinois candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner offered a “very special thank you” to Petland for their support. The TV ads for Rauner maintain his views are “independent of contributions” (and I hope they are). But why would he specifically devote a slide... Read more »

Steve Dale at Total Pet Expo: Stop Selling Dogs & Cats

Steve Dale at Total Pet Expo: Stop Selling Dogs & Cats
I was the keynote speaker at the Backer’s Total Pet Expo Awards press luncheon on September 20. My topic:  ’The Importance of the Human/Animal Bond in Pet Retail.’ Backer’s Total Pet Expo TV host Kristen Levine, from Kristen Levine Pet Living,, emceed the awards and gave me kind introduction. Here’s what i said. These weren’t... Read more »
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David Backes, Athletes for Animals with Steve Dale

David Backes, Athletes for Animals with Steve Dale
David Backes of the St. Louis Blues will be on my WGN Radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, tomorrow (Sunday) March 21, 6:30AM CDT. Listen HERE, or 720AM. He talks about Remember Me Thursday, an international initiative of Mike Arms of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in California to remember the pets no adopted. They’re... Read more »

Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Puppy Mill Awareness Day
Stand up for the Puppy Mill Project. September 21 (Sunday) is Puppy Mill Awareness Day - a chance to make your voice heard. Hundreds will march in support of bans on dogs, cats and rabbits being sold at pet stores, starting at noon at 401. N. Michigan Avenue (just north of the Chicago River). Chicago City Clerk... Read more »

Pet Store Limits Are a Start, And Clearly the Public Supports Closing of Puppy Mills

Pet Store Limits Are a Start, And Clearly the Public Supports Closing of Puppy Mills
Standing up against puppy mills is exactly what Cook County has done, becoming the first county in America to do so. Also at least 50 cities have done the same, ranging from Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles to a mounting list of mid-sized and smaller towns.  And like a runaway train, more cities... Read more »
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Puppy Mill Bill Drama Continues in Cook County

Puppy Mill Bill Drama Continues in Cook County
Banning sales of dogs, cats and rabbits was unanimously passed by Cook County Commissioners in April.  However, a month later, Commissioners Joan Patricia Murphy and Liz Gorman said they were unhappy with that ordinance (which they both voted for) and suggested an amendment. As reported by my ChicagoNow colleague Kathy Mordini, the Murphy/Gorman amendment, and... Read more »

No Dogs or Cats Sold in North Miami Beach

No Dogs or Cats Sold in North Miami Beach
Cities all over the country are limiting pet stores sales, so dogs and cats (and sometimes rabbits too) can not be sold. Back on May 21 North Miami Beach Council members joined in the movement to limit pet store sales, which now exceeds wells over 40 cities. The ordinance reads, “The City Council believes that... 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 »
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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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