Posts tagged "puppy mills"

Orphans of the Storm Pet Showcase in Northbrook Court

Orphans of the Storm Pet Showcase in Northbrook Court
Here’s the kind of model I want to see in the future.  Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, located in Riverwoods, IL (suburban Chicago) has opened a shopping center adoption center in Northbrook Court (in Northbrook, IL). So – before you ask. How is this idea a cause for celebration, compared to the pet stores selling dogs... Read more »

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing
Summing up twenty years isn’t easy, as I begin my third decade of writing my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column I have a wealth of memories to recall. I was the first journalist to speak with a search and rescue dog handler at the World Trade Center, within 48 hours after September 11, 2001.  Driving... Read more »

Pet Stores Show Desperation

Pet Stores Show Desperation
Pet store misinformation from Park Pet Shop and the pet industry. This is their recent newsletter pleading for money. Now the lawyers are trying to make money off of animal cruelty. Their words in quotes and my replies to the mistruths in italics.  “Dear clients of the Park Pet Shop, As you may be aware our... Read more »
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Pet Store Owner Defends Lawsuit Against Ban on Pet Store Sales

Pet Store Owner Defends Lawsuit Against Ban on Pet Store Sales
Dogs and cats sold at pet stores aren’t from puppy mills, where are they from. The proposed ordinance, Chicago Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance., to limit pet store sales has been held up (for now) by the Federal lawsuit  I speak with CLTV Politics Tonight host Paul Lisnek about it. One of the complaints in the lawsuit... Read more »

Pet Store Owner Depends Lawsuit Against Sales Ban

Pet Store Owner Depends Lawsuit Against Sales Ban
Dogs and cats sold at pet stores aren’t from puppy mills, where are they from. The proposed ordinance, Chicago Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance., to limit pet store sales has been held up (for now) by the Federal lawsuit  I speak with CLTV Politics Tonight host Paul Lisnek about it. One of the complaints in the lawsuit... Read more »

Puppy Mill Ordinance Update on Politics Tonight

Puppy Mill Ordinance Update on Politics Tonight
Today would have been a historic day in Chicago. The ordinance to prohibit pet stores from selling dogs, cats or rabbits would have gone into affect. Currently 70 cities now have a ban  limiting pet store sales, because those animals are sourced from puppy mills or commercial facilities. However, two pet stores and a Missouri ‘breeder’... Read more »
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Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills

Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills
Bans on pet stores selling animals from puppy mills and commercial facilities make sense to veterinarians and veterinary technicians too. That’s why they created Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills. One of the co-founders of Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills, Dr. Jane Lohmar, joins me on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE. Dr. Lohmar... Read more »

Veterinary Professionals Stand Together Against Puppy Mills

Veterinary Professionals Stand Together Against Puppy Mills
“I don’t understand how in a country of animal lovers, puppy mills can be tolerated,” says Chicago veterinarian Dr. Scott Rovner. “Now, we’ve finally begun to speak up and do something about it; we need to.” Rovner and a Chicago colleague, Dr. Jane Lohmar (with this reporter) recently founded a loosely-knit organization called Veterinary Professionals... Read more »

Chicago Pet Store Ban Faces Federal Lawsuit

Chicago Pet Store Ban Faces Federal Lawsuit
Pet store industry couldn’t take it anymore, as community after community has banned sales of dogs and cats (and in some places rabbits) at pet stores. The movement to support the bans began and continues as a grass roots effort because pet lovers have had it with the supply of these animals, which, of course,... Read more »
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Puppy Mills, Seems Ad Agencies Are Dim Witted

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Puppy mills don’t go away this fast, but Time Warner Cable pulled their ad on YouTube quickly (which is why it no long plays – above). Now would be nice if  Time Warner Cable demonstrated they really don’t support puppy mills by donating to an organization that is working to make them go away, such as the... Read more »