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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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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 15:01

Happiness Is Pets - Don't Buy The Lie

Publication/Event date: 2014-06-03
Publication name: Happiness Is Pets Sells Dogs From Puppy Mills
URL for more info: http://happinessispetslies.blogspot.com/2014/06/happiness-is-pets-dont-buy-lie.html
Summary:
Happiness Is Pets is a pet store in Illinois that sells dogs from puppy mills. They have a new website and facebook page with pictures of the puppy mills they use. Don't they look great? I just love the one picture of the dogs frolicking in the field of flowers! So pretty and cute!

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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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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 20:16

Lisle's Puppy Parlor closes its doors

Publication/Event date: 2014-03-03
Publication name: Chicago Now
URL for more info: http://www.chicagonow.com/raining-cats-dogs/2014/03/puppy-parlor-closes/
Summary:
A suburban Chicago pet store that has been breeding puppies at its location and had been subject of protests for more than a year has closed it's doors. The Puppy Parlor had been one of 12 Chicago-area pet stores investigated by the Humane Society of the United States in 2012 that traced the origins of many of the dogs sold in the stores to puppy mills. The store's owner also operated a breeding operation at the facility and was called out by the HSUS as one of the 100 worst puppy mills in the US last year.

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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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Monday, 27 January 2014 10:06

Puppy Mill Parlor - Closing?

Publication/Event date: 2014-01-26
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/puppy-mill-parlor--closing
Summary:
It took protesters from the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) 13 months, but "Store Closing" signs appeared in Puppy Parlor's windows on 1/18.  Have protestors' efforts - to educate potential victims of the risks of buying a sick puppy mill puppy from this establishment - been successful?  Has Puppy Parlor realized their animal abuse, animal cruelty, and consumer fraud is not welcome in Lisle?  Evidence suggests the answers to these questions are, "Yes."  In time we'll know for sure.  

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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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