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What do you get when you combine glamorous fashion models with cute dogs rescued from un-glamorous puppy mills?

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 17:08

Orland Park may outlaw 'puppy mill' sales

Publication/Event date: 2014-04-08
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/orland_park_homer_glen/ct-meeting-orland-park-tl-ssw-0410-20140408,0,1606114.story
Summary:
Orland Park trustees are considering banning the sale of pets raised by commercial breeders, which critics call "puppy mills," in village pet stores.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-04-08
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.blogspot.com/2014/04/almost-home-foundation-when-rescue.html#.U0RMC61dWfU
Summary:
While no one person or organization is perfect, there are some that really know how to succeed. You can find rescue organizations anywhere and everywhere these days. Many people are eager to start one of their own, but that doesn't mean they're all worth their salt. Almost Home Foundation is a pet rescue in the Chicagoland area that has made a world of difference in the lives of many dogs and cats, and their adoptive families. You can hear founding members uttering "9 years, over 9,000 dogs and cats rescued" as they now celebrate their ninth anniversary.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-04-05
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.blogspot.com/2014/04/puppy-parlor-in-lisle-il-closes-goodbye.html#.U0HZba1dWfU
Summary:
There are many today who are breathing a sigh of relief - not for themselves, but for the welfare of dozens of dogs. And there are others who are witnessing firsthand the heartbreaking effects of the previous callous, inhumane treatment of those same dogs. This is a time for victory celebrations, for a Companion Animals Protection Society mission successfully accomplished, and for the sweet scent of freedom these dogs now enjoy thanks to Almost Home Foundation. Puppy Parlor Pet Shop in Lisle, IL with it's back room puppy mill, has closed it's doors and handed 35 dogs over to the rescue.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-03-12
Publication name: mySuburbanLife.com
URL for more info: http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/03/11/lisle-pet-store-shutters-after-protests-accusations-of-inhumane-treatment/ax7bdqs/
Summary:
LISLE – A group of protesters forced what they say to be both a pet store and puppy mill in the center of Lisle to shut its doors.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-03-04
Publication name: GlenEllyn Patch
URL for more info: http://glenellyn.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/35-dogs-rescued-from-suburban-puppy-mill-one-of-100-worst-in-us
Summary:
Chicago Chapter of Companion Animal Protection Society protested at Puppy Parlor in Lisle almost every day.

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Monday, 03 March 2014 20:22

Puppy Mill Shut Down In Lisle

Publication/Event date: 2014-03-03
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/puppy-mill-shut-down-in-lisle
Summary:
The dogs are finally out of the back room of the Puppy Mill Parlor. The Almost Home Foundation has 35 dogs that are in bad shape. Donations, volunteers, and foster homes are needed. The picture you see, is a before and after. The dogs are finally receiving the care they deserve. No more cages. No more dark rooms. No more scary noises. Real food, not dumpster dived expired food. Real bowls to drink from. Real affection and love from a person, not a monster. No more drunks scaring and abusing them. The ages of the dogs that have spent their entire life in a cage range from 1 year to 5 years, 5 months. That is what you call animal cruelty and should never ever have been allowed to go on for years and years. This was NOT a pet store. This was a puppy mill on Main Street in Lisle.

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Monday, 03 March 2014 08:34

Puppy Mill Shuts Down in Lisle, Illinois

Puppy Parlor in Lisle, Ill. shuts its doors after more than a year of peaceful protests by Companion Animal Protection Society.
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Friday, 31 January 2014 13:58

Village tightens animal sale regulations

Publication/Event date: 2014-01-27
Publication name: mySuburbanLife.com
URL for more info: http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/01/16/village-tightens-animal-sale-regulations/ax6mg9y/
Summary:
LOMBARD – In an effort to better protect animals, Lombard trustees last week approved an ordinance amending the village code pertaining to animal sale regulations.

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:35

Puppy Parlor Lies to a Judge

Publication/Event date: 2013-12-10
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/puppy-parlor-lies-to-a-judge
Summary:
Tammy Coglianese, owner of Puppy Mill Parlor recently had a protester served with a restraining order.  She lied to a judge to get it.  While Coglianese, her employees, and friends lie - to the Lisle Police, Lisle’s Mayor, Village Manager, Trustees, the Dept of Agriculture, and potential customers - and get away with it; lying to a judge is a different story.

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Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:18

Real Horror Here Folks...

Publication/Event date: 2013-10-30
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/real-horror-here-folks
Summary:
Little Shop Of Horrors,  Puppy Mill Parlor in Lisle.  The back room is filled with dogs in cages that never go outside.  Ever.  The screaming alone in this place would make any person’s skin crawl.  I heard it just last week when a kid, oh around 15 years old, had the back door open.   Imagine how scared the dogs are.  How much blood has been wiped up in that back room?   How many dead dogs have been in that back room?   They have scary days everyday.   Everyday is a nightmare.  Everyday is worse than yesterday.  Everyday is Halloween for them.

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If you purchased a sick or dying puppy from Barkworks or Happiness is Pets, you may be able to join consumer class action lawsuits. The first step is to fill out the CAPS complaint form.

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