Publication/Event date: 2014-09-18
Publication name: The Regional News
URL for more info: http://www.theregionalnews.com/index.php/newsx/local-news/34027-orland-park-law-aims-to-protect-puppies-and-inform-buyers
Summary:
The Orland Park Village Board voted unanimously Monday to adopt an animal and consumer protection ordinance that requires pet shops to provide written disclosures for each dog sold in a conspicuous location on or near the animal’s holding cage or in a centrally located area in the pet shop.

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Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00

Lawsuit postpones Cook County 'puppy mill' ban

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-13
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/ct-puppy-mill-ban-fight-met-20140911-story.html
Summary:
A federal judge ordered a delay Thursday in Cook County's new law targeting so-called puppy mills that is being challenged in federal court and suburban town halls.

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San Diego, CA, September 15, 2014 - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California dismissed a lawsuit brought against the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), the City of San Diego, and others, and invited an application for attorneys’ fees and costs.

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Friday, 12 September 2014 10:04

Unleash Puppy Mill Law?

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-11
Publication name: Journal Online
URL for more info: http://www.journal-topics.com/business/article_6d11b33c-39ef-11e4-b130-0017a43b2370.html
Summary:
The owner of an Arlington Hts. pet shop has joined a lawsuit seeking to toss out a new Cook County law that bans the sale of pets originating from puppy mills.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-09-11
Publication name: Daily Herald
URL for more info: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140911/news/140919525/
Summary:
A federal judge issued an order Thursday preventing Cook County from enforcing its new puppy mill ban while a lawsuit filed this week by three suburban pet store owners works its way through the court system.

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:25

Naperville delays decision on puppy sale rules

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-03
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-lisle/ct-puppy-mills-naperville-tl-0911-20140903-story.html
Summary:
Naperville city councilmen are continuing to debate whether they want to restrict the sale of dogs from commercial breeders that some consider "puppy mills."

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 09:48

Naperville delays action on regulating puppy sales

Publication/Event date: 2014-09-03
Publication name: Daily Herald
URL for more info: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140903/news/140909661/
Summary:
Puppies will continue to be on the minds of the Naperville City Council and city staff members as they research whether the city should limit the sale of dogs from so-called puppy mills....

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Friday, 22 August 2014 16:54

Orland Park Mulls Pet Store Ordinance

Publication/Event date: 2014-08-19
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.com/2014/08/orland-park-mulls-pet-store-ordinance/
Summary:
On Monday evening, an Orland Park committee convened with a hot topic on the docket – namely, the sale of pets by pet stores within the town boundaries. After a few months of listening to experts explain the details of the symbiotic relationship between pet stores and the puppy mills they source their pets from, as well as defensive remarks by pet store owners, the committee gave the subject a thorough review and created an ordinance proposal.

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CAPS would like to thank CAPS Illinois Director Ida McCarthy and CAPS Chicago Outreach Coordinator Dianne Dorado Arp for all their hard work on behalf puppy mill dogs. Without them, the proposed ban on the sale of commercially bred pets in Orland Park, IL wouldn't have been possible.

Publication/Event date: 2014-08-19
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/orland-park-homer-glen/ct-orland-puppy-mill-ban-tl-ssw-0821-20140819-story.html
Summary:
A committee of Orland Park trustees Monday endorsed replacing a ban on the sale of commercially bred pets passed in Cook County earlier this year with a local ordinance focusing on disclosure requirements.

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A lot has happened since “Puppy Doe” was dumped near a playground in Quincy, MA last summer.
Read the following article about House Bill 4244 (a bill that would raise the penalties, fines, and imprisonment for those who abuse animals) and CAPS' work with Massachusetts State Representative Bruce Ayers and other animal welfare groups drafting a bill that would ban the sale of puppy mill animals in MA pet shops.

Publication/Event date: 2014-07-10
Publication name: The Boston Globe
URL for more info: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2014/07/10/quincy-legislator-activists-raise-stakes-against-animal-abuse/goiZWP7xLr2c2nmWzAt8XK/story.html
Summary:
State Representative Bruce Ayers grew up in Quincy with a black Labrador named Smokey. A dog lover, Ayers was appalled, along with the rest of us, over “Puppy Doe,” the female pit bull dumped in bushes near a playground in Quincy last summer. Puppy Doe had been starved, stabbed, beaten, and left for dead.

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