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Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2014

March on Michigan Ave. to help raise puppy mill awareness. Everyone is welcome, kids and dogs too. Meet at Michigan Ave. and the Chicago River. (East side) Step off is at noon. Please RSVP for this free event so we have a head count for the city....

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Cook County Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Amendment Put on Hold

For now, it appears that public opinion has won out over lobbying groups in the battle to keep puppy mill dogs out of Cook County’s pet stores. Days before the amendment went to vote, Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman pulled the discussion off the agenda. Gorman, along with Commissioner Joan Murphy recently introduced the Cook County pet store am...

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Cook County Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Amendment Proposed

On April 9, 2014, we celebrated a major victory in Cook County with the passing of the Companion Animal and Consumer Protection Ordinance. An amendment to the ordinance has just been filed. This proposed amendment would undo the County law before it even goes into effect. This amendment, which was introduced by Commissioners Elizabeth Gorman (Distr...

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Legislative Alert for Residents of Orland Park, IL

Urgent!  Orland Park pet store wants Home Rule authority to over ride Cook County ordinance. This has been a history-making couple of months for The Puppy Mill Project, the City of Chicago and Cook County. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the Cook County Companion Animal & Consumer Protection...

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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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Mothers in the Mills 2014 Benefit

The Puppy Mill Project presents The Mothers in the Mills 2014 Benefit. Guest Honorees Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza Bernie Berlin Founder of A Place to Bark Join us at John Barleycorn River North, 149 W. Kinzie St. Chicago as we celebrate the passing of Chicago’s Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance. Saturday, May 10th...

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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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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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Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2013 – March on Michigan Ave.

Join The Puppy Mill Project’s March on Michigan Avenue for Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2013                 Sunday, September 22, 2013 Step off is at 12:00 noon Assemble on the East side of Michigan Avenue @ the Chicago River. Tell Chicago the truth about puppy mills and encourage pet adoption! Rescue...

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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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Collar and Leash Adoption Events Schedule 2013

Collar and Leash Adoption Event Schedule Adoption events take place every Saturday from 12 -3 pm at Collar and Leash pet store located at 1435 N. Wells St. Chicago, IL July 2013 July 6th – Foster 2 Home July 13th – Treehouse Pets are Like Family July 20th – Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines Bow Wow Resc...

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Camp Dogwood Raises Puppy Mill Awareness

THE PUPPY MILL PROJECT IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THEY HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AS BENEFICIARY OF CAMP DOGWOOD 2013 Sleepover summer camp for dogs and their owners helps raise awareness for Mothers in the Mills in a quest to end puppy mill cruelty   CHICAGO, IL (APRIL, 2013)-The Puppy Mill Project is honored to announce Camp Dogwood, one of Animal Planet TV...

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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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Collar and Leash’s Grand Re-Opening – A Huge Success!

CHICAGO, IL (APRIL 6-7, 2013) – Thanks to the tireless efforts put forth by The Puppy Mill Project, a non-profit organization educating the public on inhumane puppy mill practices, Chicago’s oldest pet store, Collar and Leash, (1435 N. Wells St.) is the first in the city to go humane and will no longer sell animals bred in puppy mills. To celebrate...

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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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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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See Us in the May 2012 Issue of Tails Magazine!

The Puppy Mill Project is proud to announce that we are featured in Tails Magazine in the May 2012 issue. We thank Tails very much for helping us spread awareness. Pick up a free copy, or read the article here. Here’s an excerpt: Saving animals one pet store at a time By Janice Brown and Brendan Quealy Gloved hands reach in to pull the purebr...

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TPMP Founder Interviewed By WLIT FM

Cari Meyers, The Puppy Mill Project founder, was interviewed last Sunday by WLIT FM.   Take the time to listen to it, the interview is very informing, she answers many of the frequently asked questions and explains the issue of puppy mills very well.  I am sure she reached out to many people.  Way to go Cari! Click here to go to the interview....

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Media Coverage Archive

WGN Chicago Adopt A Pet Friday featuring The Puppy Mill Project and the Chicago French Bulldog Rescue  Puppy brokers – the story behind the puppy vans delivering to pet stores  Puppy transport busted in Chicago on the way to a pet store  Confrontation mars peaceful protest outside Chicago pet store  Dog Patch Pet and Feed moves to stop sellin...

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