Publication/Event date: 2011-07-19
Publication name: Corona del Mar Patch
I Heart Puppies in Corona del Mar has been in hot water this month with many animal lovers and on Tuesday was required by the city to temporarily close its doors.
Problems for the pet store began on July 5, just a few days after it opened, when the Companion Animal Protection Society—a national nonprofit, investigative group—launched a probe into the store after receiving numerous complaints from residents. Carole Davis, the organizations's West Coast director, said the investigation has led to information that showed I Heart Puppies did not have proper permits to have a pet store with live animals and resulted in the store's temporary closure.
Publication/Event date: 2011-07-18
Publication name: Corona del Mar Today
An animal rights group has sent a letter to the owners of I Heart Puppies, asking them to stop buying dogs that come from an alleged puppy mill by Friday.
Carole Davis, West Coast director for the Companion Animal Protection Society, said if the shop owners don’t respond, she will give a “green light” to protesters who have expressed interest in picketing the store.

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