Articles: Puppy Mills

Speaking About Dogs and Cats Sold at Pet Stores in Vernon Hills

A chain pet store selling puppies was considering a move into the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills but rebuffed (clearly the Trustees and the Mayor/President Roger Byrne have done their homework on this topic), and changed their course following push back. At least for now. A wave of cities across American and Canada and the…

North Shore Animal League America Global Pet Adoptathon

Kathy Lynn of North Shore Animal League America chats HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, my national radio show, about the 26th Global Pet Adoptathon happening throughout May around America. North Animal League America maintains they’ve rescued one million animals to date. We also talk about a recent puppy mill rescue, mostly adults used for…

Pet Stores Find Loophole in Ordinance Banning Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

We can’t allow the puppy mills to win. Several months after the Chicago ordinance to ban the sales of dogs, cats and rabbits from pet stores (which passed in 2014) went into affect (in 2015), I heard what was happening at some pet retailers. They said they were getting their dogs from non-profit rescues. It…

Support Puppy Mill Project, Jeans & Jewels and Advocating for Puppy Mill Dogs

Jeans & Jewels in the big benefit, fun and informal but no less important for he Puppy Mill Project Chicago on Friday, May 11 at the Kimpton Hotel Allegro, Chicago (171 W. Randolph St). Admission HERE, $135. Dogs sold at pet stores and places like flea markets, are nearly always from puppy mills. In addition,…

Pet Store Sales of Dogs and Cats Banned in Kankakee

Kankakee, IL has been added to the nationally growing list of cities that prohibits dogs and cats sold at pet stores. What’s more, dogs and cats will no longer be allowed to be sold at flea markets or swap meets in Kankakee. No be clear no responsible breeder would EVER allow dogs or cats to…

Stop Puppy Mills

When I write about puppy mills or negligent breeding, defenders suggest there are no puppy mills, or at least “there’s no definition for puppy mills.” Believe me, I wish I never had to report a single story like these two. Now, with social media and video, people can see with their own eyes. Yet, still…

Queen of Poop and Puppy Mill Project on WGN Radio

Cari Meyers of the Puppy Mill Project offers a quick update on the efforts of Illinois’ Will and DuPage counties to move to prohibit the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores HERE on WGN Radio. She also explains why that’s important. And, the ultimate goal is to go state-wide with this type of…

DuPage and Will Counties May Ban Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores: Politics Tonight

Illinois state legislature hopes to ban sales of dogs and cats at pet stores in Will and DuPage counties. I speak with Suzanne Hart, Will County Board Chairperson, with Paul Lisnek, host of Politics Tonight on CLTV. I have no issue with responsible breeders. I point out that the American Kennel Club (AKC) is out in…

AKC Supports Responsible Breeders or Puppy Mills? Which Is It?

More than 200 communities around the U.S. and Canada have banned sales of dogs and cats at pet stores. In fact, after more than 30 cities in California had passed limits on pet store sales, the entire state stepped up to stop sales of dogs and cats at pet stores in 2017. Most recently, Will and…

Public Officials Support No Dogs or Cats Sold at Pet Stores

In Illinois, Will and DuPage counties are proposing a law that no dogs or cats can be sold at pet stores. Suzanne Hart, Will County Board Legislative Chairwoman, and State Senator Michael Connelly (21st District) explain their strong support on my WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. This is not about having a problem…

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