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Monday, 19 August 2013 14:13

Puppy Mill Parlor Protest

Publication/Event date: 2013-08-17
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/puppy-mill-parlor-protest_0d323c96?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook
Summary:
Thank you to every single Lisle resident who has spoken to us and lent their support.  Cruelty should not be tolerated in any town.
We have the lastest reports from the Illinois Department Of Agriculture and here are the findings:
From 6-30-2012 till 7-1-2013 - Tammy Coglianese sold: 9 dogs – 4 kittens – 156 puppies.

Inventory reports listed here:
2-17-2012 – 55 dogs, 40 puppies
4-10-2012 – 60 dogs, 50 puppies
7-6-2012 – 60 dogs, 45 puppies
12-18-2012 – 60 dogs, 30 puppies
1-29-2013 – 50 dogs, 58 puppies
Where are the dogs right now that have not sold?  She only sold 9 adult dogs all year… don’t need to be a rocket scientist to do the math here folks.

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Monday, 05 August 2013 09:37

Protest Puppy Mill Parlor

Publication/Event date: 2013-08-04
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/protest-puppy-mill-parlor_ea7d458e?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook
Summary:
Thank you to everyone who has joined our protests at Puppy Mill Parlor. We have not had the police called on us since we have video cameras taping our protests. So, Tammy and Mary, you can no longer flip us off, swear at us, have your puppy mill pipeline friends swear at us, flip us off, etc. Those days are over.

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CAPS New York Director Barbara Dennihy was very involved with this legislation. Lets urge Governor Cuomo to sign this bill into law!

NY A.740-A/S.3753-A—Local Government Regulation of Puppy Mills and Pet Stores

Action Needed: Call Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office at (518) 474-8390 to urge him to sign this important legislation into state law.

Click here for more information or to send e-mail.
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Friday, 26 July 2013 10:45

San Diego Bans Sale of Puppy Mill Pets

Publication/Event date: 2013-07-25
Publication name: All Pet News
URL for more info: http://www.allpetnews.com/san-diego-bans-sale-of-puppy-mill-pets
Summary:
San Diego is the 32nd city to ban the retail sale of puppy mill pets. The new pet store ban will restrict retail stores from selling animals from potentially irresponsible breeders. The new law now requires retailers to work with city or county animal shelters, human societies and nonprofit rescue groups in place of puppy mill breeders. Pet stores will be required to have documentation for each pet.

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Editor's Note: This story was changed from its original version to reflect the fact that although a lawsuit was threatened, no legal action was ever commenced by Kaphan against CAPS.

Publication/Event date:
2013-07-22
Publication name: Northfork Patch
URL for more info: http://northfork.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/puppy-experience-owner-found-dead-in-riverhead-motel
Summary:
Riverhead town police have confirmed that Scott Kaphan, owner of the Puppy Experience in Aquebogue, has died.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-07-19
Publication name: Examiner.com
URL for more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/cruelty-investigation-launched-dogs-so-matted-they-coudn-t-move
Summary:
One of the two dogs rescued from the Lancaster, California shelter on July 14th couldn’t even wag his tail when he was rescued. “His fur was so severely matted, his tail was stuck to one side. He couldn’t even move it,” said Toby Wisneski, founder of Leave No Paws Behind, a dog rescue organization based in Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:46

Protest Puppy Mill Parlor

Publication/Event date: 2013-07-15
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/protest-puppy-mill-parlor_0d094219?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook
Summary:
Thank you everyone who attends our protests daily and to the Lisle residents who have joined us! I just have to share what two strangers said to me this week. “We were going to go in Johnny’s to sit outside and have something to eat, but when we walked by Puppy Parlor, my wife had a sneezing fit. We didn’t understand, but then seen all that stuff outside, looked at it and she had to get in the car and use her inhaler. She’s very sensitive and allergic to mold.”

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Publication/Event date: 2013-07-10
Publication name: Ecorazzi
URL for more info: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/07/10/san-diego-bans-pet-stores-promotes-adoption/
Summary:
In a packed chamber hall on Tuesday, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to ban the commercial sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits city-wide. The decision was met with cheers and applause from the crowd, and a little grumbling.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:12

San Diego bans retail sales of dogs, cats

The Companion Animal Protection (CAPS), a national nonprofit that was behind ordinances in West Hollywood, Glendale, Los Angeles, Villa Park, IL and has assisted with others, introduced the San Diego ordinance over a year ago. We also investigated San Diego Puppy (had a billboard in their parking lot for 2 months) after receiving a number of consumer complaints for sick and dying puppies. A CAPS investigator worked undercover at the Hunte Corp., the largest brokerage facility in the country. Hunte does not breed but buys from breeders all over the Midwest. It then transports the puppies via semi trucks to pet shops around the country. Some puppies are flown overseas. We've investigated some of these breeders, too. We presented this evidence to the San Diego City Council. For more information go to the website for the Companion Animal Protection Society.

Publication/Event date: 2013-07-09
Publication name: U-T San Diego
URL for more info: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jul/09/san-diego-bans-retail-sales-dogs-cats/
Summary:
DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — The sale of dogs, cats and rabbits will soon be banned at retail stores in San Diego, making it the 32nd city in North America to enact legislation in response to criticism of how animals are treated in commercial breeding facilities.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:48

Pet Store Ban Passed in San Diego

Publication/Event date: 2013-07-10
Publication name: NBC San Diego
URL for more info: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Pet-Store-Ban-Passed-in-San-Diego-214839401.html#ixzz2YeODxI3p
Summary: San Diego City Council voted unanimously to ban the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores throughout the city on Tuesday.

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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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