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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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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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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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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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It’s Not Cool to be Cruel Campaign Launches!

Lush Cosmetics Awards Grant to The Puppy Mill Project for educational billboard and more. December 5, 2012 Just in time for the holidays, a 20 x 60 ft billboard was installed at North Ave. and Kingsbury heading eastbound in the heart of Chicago. The “It’s Not Cool To Be Cruel” campaign launch is crucial because the holiday season...

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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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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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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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Prospective Dog Owners Should Avoid Puppy Mills at All Costs Most dog owners have heard the term “puppy mill,” but do not possess a thorough understanding of the cruel and inhumane circumstances under which puppies are bread at such facilities. In almost all cases, the health of the animals are the last priority with which mill owners concern thems...

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Petland Chicago Ridge, 110 Commons Dr., Chicago Ridge, IL

Learn the truth about where the puppies for sale at the Petland pet store in Chicago Ridge, Illinois and Petlandchicagoridge.com really come from. The information below is public information obtained from the Illinois Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that pertains specifically to Petlandchicagoridge.com a...

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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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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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Miles for the Mothers in the Mills Pet Walk 2013

Help end puppy mill cruelty! Walk with your pet and raise puppy mill awareness! Miles for the Mothers in the Mills Sunday, October 20th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Larry Fink Memorial Park Highland Park, IL One walker and two pets per ticket. Tickets are $30. Children (12 and under) are free! Ticket includes a t-shirt and goodie bag. Family fun for al...

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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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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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