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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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Publication/Event date: 2013-05-14
Publication name: CBS Chicago
URL for more info: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/05/14/humane-society-2-of-100-worst-puppy-mills-located-in-illinois/
Summary:
“The only thing that’s going to stop this is to ban the sale of puppies at pet stores,” said Ida McCarthy, Chicago Coordinator of the Companion Animal Protection Society. As many as 30 cities in the U.S. have done just that including Los Angeles. San Diego is the latest considering a ban. In Canada, Toronto has enacted a similar law.

“You have to stop the demand and the puppy mills – where are they going to sell their dogs? There are always going to be puppy mills but there’s not going to be thousands of them like there are now,” she said.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-05-11
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/announcements/puppy-parlor-makes-the-horrible-hundred?fb_action_ids=10151900704588626&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582
Summary:
Wow! Puppy Parlor in Lisle made the "Horrible Hundred" list! The HSUS has named the top 100 puppy mills throughout the United States with numerous violations against The Animal Welfare Act. They picked out the top two in Illinois, and one is a pet store, guess which one? The award goes to....PUPPY PARLOR in Lisle. Shame on you Lisle City Council for supporting this.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-05-05
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/blog_posts/puppy-parlor-in-lisle-sells-dogs-from-puppy-mills
Summary:
The Companion Animal Protection Society has investigated the inhumane breeding facilities that supply Puppy Parlor in Lisle, Illinois. Visit www.caps-web.org and see the undercover footage of Prairie Lane Kennels, Dennis & Donna Van Wyck. Tammy Coglianese buys her dogs from Oleo Acres, Conrad Kennels, and JAK'S puppies located in Iowa. The breeders that supply Puppy Parlor have been cited by the United States Department Of Agriculture for violating the Animal Welfare Act. Read the numerous violations on 17 breeders in business with Tammy Coglianese at our website.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-05-03
Publication name: Naperville Sun
URL for more info: http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/19787272-418/a-dogged-pursuit-of-pet-protections-with-teeth.html
Summary:
Gammy, my maternal grandmother, used to opine that the only canines worth bothering with are the big, hairy, slobbery sort.
“It’s not really a dog, you know,” she’d declare in her trademark stage whisper, tongue firmly in cheek, as she sized up a chihuahua, Shih Tzu or yorkie.

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Published in CAPS News
Publication/Event date: 2013-04-08
Publication name: Puppy Parlor in Lisle Sells Dogs from Puppy Mills
URL for more info: http://puppyparlorsellspuppymilldogs.blogspot.com/?view=classic
Summary:
The Companion Animal Protection Society has investigated the inhumane breeding facilities that supply Puppy Parlor in Lisle, Illinois.  Visit www.caps-web.org and see the undercover footage of Prairie Lane Kennels, Dennis & Donna Van Wyck. Tammy Coglianese buys her dogs from Oleo Acres, Conrad Kennels, and JAK'S Puppies located in Iowa. The breeders that supply Puppy Parlor have been cited by the United States Department Of Agriculture for violating the Animal Welfare Act. Read the numerous violations on 17 breeders in business with Tammy Coglianese cited by the United States Department Of Agriculture.

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Published in CAPS News
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 13:13

All in for animal rights

Publication/Event date: 2013-04-08
Publication name: The Herald-News
URL for more info: http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/lifestyles/19270750-423/all-in-for-animal-rights.html
Summary:
Teresa Chiletz, 40, of Joliet, participates in pet-store protests, refuses to wear fur or leather and follows a 100 percent vegan diet.

Chiletz owns two dogs and rabbits and one cat, hamster, mouse and fish, all adopted. She also serves on the board of directors for Joliet’s Cat Overpopulation Planned Endeavor, or COPE, and volunteers for the Midwest chapter of Companion Animal Protection Society, or CAPS.

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Published in CAPS News
Sunday, 31 March 2013 11:14

Protest Puppy Parlor

Publication/Event date: 2013-03-31
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://tinyurl.com/cdz92kd
Summary:
Thank you to everyone who gave up your Easter Saturday to educate the public where pet shop puppies come from. We have been outside of poopie parlor since December, every week, and we have yet to see ONE dog walked or cared for from this place. Please join us every Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00, stop puppy mills!

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Published in Puppy Parlor

Companion Animal Protection Society protests pet shop in Lisle, Illinois for selling puppy mill dogs.

LISLE, IL, February 2, 2013 – Local pet shop Puppy Parlor advertises on their website huge store-wide sales but they exclude puppies. They find other ways to entice buyers with already low prices on dogs. The problem: selling pets from puppy mills might be a cost cutting move, but it comes with a high collateral price.

Published in CAPS News
Saturday, 26 January 2013 20:24

Puppy Parlor Protest 1-26-2013

Publication/Event date: 2013-01-26
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://tinyurl.com/auvgwxk
Summary:
Thank you to everyone for your continued support to stop puppy mills! There are dogs locked up in cages in the back room of this place. And here are the statistics from the Illinois Department Of Agriculture:
2-17-2012  55 adult dogs - 40 puppies
4-20-2012  60 adult dogs - 50 puppies
7-6-2012  60 adult dogs - 45 puppies
How many dogs can we cram in those cages? This store is probably around 400 square feet. The back room? Who knows....nobody cango back there and see the dogs stacked in the cages. In my opinion, this is inhumane. If anyone has bought a sick or dying dog from puppy parlor, please go to www.caps-web.org and fill out a pet store complaint form. Thank you!
Published in CAPS News
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 19:04

Live Life Humane: Protest at Happiness is Pets

Publication/Event date: 2013-01-23
Publication name: Tails
URL for more info: http://www.tailsinc.com/2013/01/live-life-humane-protest-at-happiness-is-pets/
Summary:
Recently, my organization Live Life Humane had its first event. Partnering with the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), we held a peaceful puppy mill protest. CAPS has been doing these protests for years, some of which resulted in pet stores transitioning to a humane business model.

The main store that CAPS targets in the Chicago area is Happiness is Pets (or Happiness is NOT Pets, as we call it). This chain has been selling puppy mill dogs for more than 25 years, and CAPS has received numerous complaints from customers who purchased puppies there. At the end of 2011, this chain of five stores was selling puppies with distemper, a highly contagious but preventable virus. CAPS holds regular protests at the Lombard and Orland Park locations, and is currently assisting a Chicago law firm with a lawsuit against Happiness is Pets on behalf of customers who purchased sick and dying puppies.

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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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