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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: 2013-04-08
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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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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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.

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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!
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Sunday, 20 January 2013 22:05

Peaceful Protest at Puppy Parlor

Publication/Event date: 2013-01-19
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/announcements/peaceful-protest-at-puppy-parlor
Summary:
Wow! Look at all these dedicated people spreading the word about where the puppies at puppy parlor come from, puppy mills. Not only do they use JAK'S puppies, Oleo Acres and, Conrad Kennels, in my opinion they are breeding dogs in the back room. According to the Illinois Department Of Agriculture reports we have, there are 40 - 60 adult dogs in the back room, 2 to a cage. Once again, I ask, where do these dogs go to the bathroom? When are they taken for a walk? When do they get vet care? When are they socialized? If you go to petabuse.com and search for Oleo Acres, you'll find a report stating that 2 men from Iowa delivering the dogs from Oleo Acres in Iowa were convicted of animal cruelty in Chicago in 2012. The police found the dogs stacked in cages, covered in urine and feces. Please visit www.caps-web.org and see the undercover investigation on Van Wyck, Prairie Lane Kennels, another mill this place uses. And to those two little creepy men walking around harassing us all day? We'll be back just to see you.
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Publication/Event date: 2013-01-12
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/announcements/puppy-parlor-protest-1-12-2012
Summary:
Another peaceful demonstration educating the public about the back room of the puppy parlor.  Today the puppy parlor installed "security cameras" at the back door to the back room in the alley.   They were putting up signs that say "Smile you're on camera".  I watched one of the two men dress from the back of a van they were using, putting clothes on from the van, pants down, zippers being pulled up, thank the high heavens I didn't see any more, looked away, what a class act, cigarettes hanging from their mouth....installing these so called "cameras".   They are probably fake, but just how really stupid can you be?  We know we have to hide the back room, so we'll put up cameras????  What a blatant admission of guilt.  I have NEVER seen this on any business anywhere.  Why would you put that on a back door to your business?  This is a business that sells to the public.  The public has a right to know what they are buying.  Why would somebody do this?  Because they don't want you to see what you are buying?  Smile, puppy parlor, you're on camera.
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