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Landmark Legislation is Passed in Cook County

This has been a history-making month for The Puppy Mill Project, the City of Chicago and Cook County. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 the Cook County Board of Commissioners overwhelmingly approved the Cook County Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance, a proposal led by Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey and The Puppy Mill Project, joini...

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Ellie’s Eulogy

Dear Puppy Mill Project, I wanted to share this with you because I know you all care about puppy mill momma dogs too.  My little Ellie went to the rainbow bridge last Saturday, and I wrote this as part of my healing process.  It is a way for me to honor her life and say goodbye.  Thank you for taking the time to read it. -Corinne Ellie’s Eulogy...

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City of Chicago Passes Landmark Legislation

    Landmark Legislation is Passed in Chicago This has been a history-making week for the City of Chicago, its consumers and puppy mill dogs everywhere. On Wednesday March 5, Chicago’s City Council passed landmark legislation – The Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance with an overwhelming 49-1 vote. This new law ban...

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Chicago Moves to Ban Sales of Puppy Mill Puppies

Puppy mill dogs could soon be replaced by rescue dogs at pet stores in Chicago if an new ordinance introduced today becomes law. The Companion Animal Protection Ordinance is aimed at banning the sale of commercially bred cats and dogs in Chicago’s Pet Stores and moving those stores to humane models focusing on adoption. City Clerk Susana Mendoza an...

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On Sale Now: The Puppy Mill Project 2014 Photo Calendar

  The Puppy Mill Project presents “Our Supporters” 2014 Calendar.  Twelve months of outstanding photographs are highlighted in this annual one of a kind calendar.  Page after page of animated pups, including funny interview excerpts from the owners and their dogs are included. Nadine Rozowsky of Best Dog Photography, has generously...

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The Puppy Mill Project’s New Mascot

THE PUPPY MILL PROJECT IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MALTESE MILLIE AS NEW MASCOT Millie’s powerful story speaks to cruelty that takes place at puppy mills  CHICAGO, IL (JUNE, 2013)- The Puppy Mill Project, a non-profit organization that strives to educate the public and generate awareness about the continued acts of animal cruelty in puppy mills, recently...

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“Furry Babies” Pet Store Faces Lawsuit

“FURRY BABIES” PET STORE FACES LAWSUIT FOR ALLEGEDLY SELLING UNHEALTHY PUPPY MILL PUPPIES CHICAGO – A group of consumers filed a lawsuit in LaSalle County Circuit Court against the Chicago pet store chain Furry Babies, Inc., claiming that the store sold sick puppies from puppy mills to unsuspecting consumers in violation of state consumer protectio...

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93 Dogs Rescued From Southern Illinois Puppy Mill

Rescue groups collaborate to save 93 puppy mill dogs The Puppy Mill Project usually doesn’t spearhead dog rescue operations. In fact, the Chicago-based advocacy group has a lot on their plate focusing on educating the public about puppy  mills and their connection to pet stores and Internet pet sales. They  also focus on changing laws related to pe...

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Hot Off The Press – Collar and Leash Pet Store Goes Humane

 THE PUPPY MILL PROJECT IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE CHICAGO’S OLDEST PET STORE, COLLAR & LEASH, GOES HUMANE First, of what hopes to be many Chicago pet stores, helps make a statement to put an end to puppy mill cruelty CHICAGO, IL (MARCH, 2013) – It’s a fact that 99% of all puppies sold at pet stores are from a puppy mill, bred in deplorable condition...

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The Freedom Flight – The Rescue of Eight Puppy Mill Dogs

The Grass Tickled My Feet! Although I could see the grass below, the only thing my paws ever touched were the metal bars of the cage in which I lived. I lived with 6 other Poodles and a Shih Tzu, ranging from 9-14 years old, in a southern Illinois Amish puppy mill my whole life. We never left our cages. In the summer of 2012 the puppy millers decid...

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Chicago Pet Stores Linked to Puppy Mills

Two independent investigations link puppies sold in pet stores to puppy mills. With Christmas just two weeks away, the message to consumers looking to add a pet to the family is “buyer beware.” Separate undercover investigations – one unveiled today – have found that puppies sold at pet stores in Chicago and Illinois are coming from pup...

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Words Wine & Wags November 10th

The Puppy Mill Project presents Words, Wine & Wags Book Signing and Wine Tasting to benefit The Puppy Mill Project Join us at Bridie McKenna’s in Highwood, IL Saturday November 10th from 7-9 PM. Ticket sales are limited to 75 guests. Ticket price is $30/person and includes wine tasting and pub bites. Author Teresa Rhyne of The Dog Lived (...

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Chicago’s WGN-TV Exposes Puppy Mills and Pet Shop Owners

Text and video from WGN-TV, Chicago. See the story WGN’s website. Steve Sanders WGN News August 27, 2012 When it comes to our furry family members, it’s the oldest adage there is: a dog is man’s best friend. But it might turn your stomach when you see the wretched places where some of our so-called best friends are born. We doubt...

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Almost 300 dogs found at Shelby ‘puppy mill’

SHELBY — Close to 300 dogs and two puppies have been signed over to the Humane Society of Richland County and could be placed in shelters around the state. Humane agent Missy Houghton said the Chihuahuas and Shar-Peis were unhealthy, suffering from skin issues, eye problems, fleas, over-grown nails and decay Monday evening. Read the rest of this ar...

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Transition from sale to adoption of dogs comes full circle in Naperville

It hasn’t been business as usual for the past five months for Greg Gordon, the owner of Dog Patch Pet and Feed, Naperville’s oldest pet store. In November, Gordon announced that his store would stop selling puppies and focus instead on rescuing animals from death row and adopting them out from the store. Read the rest of this article...

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America Inspired winner Cari Meyers: We have so much left to do

Cari Meyers is more than a little shell shocked that she came out on top of the America Inspired voting for the Leadership category. Thanks to strong support from her own organization and animal rescue groups around the country, the founder of the Puppy Mill Project, an advocacy group that educates consumers about puppy mills and their connection t...

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The Puppy Mill Project is Instrumental in Store Closing

A Chicago suburb’s plan commission has voted against giving a proposed puppy mill store a conditional-use permit. Alex Gershbein plans to open Planet Pooch Boutique, a store that will sell puppies and offer grooming, in seven Chicago-area locations.  Read the rest of this article...

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