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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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Message from Almost Home Foundation:
"Rescued from "one of 100 worst puppy mills in US"
Dogs rescued in terrible shape. Spent years in small crates. All had badly swollen paws, most had skin infections, ear infections, parasites, and urinary tract infections. One needed femoral head ostectomy surgery, his back end could not support him at all. Another has a tick-borne illness which requires special medical attention. All need general medical, dental, heartworm testing & preventative, vaccinations and neutering.
Help change the future for these dogs!
Attend our Red Carpet Celebrity Experience
Saturday April 5 at the Meadows Club
A Las Vegas Style Show & Dinner."

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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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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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Publication/Event date: 2013-11-07
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-78090393/
Summary:
After months of deliberation and fact finding, Highland Park City Council has approved a text amendment to the city’s zoning code. The omnibus vote came on October 28th with the Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 150, Article II of the “City of Highland Park Zoning Ordinance of 1997,” as Amended, Regarding the Definition of “Kennel”. “This is a huge win for my great little city”, said Dawn LoCascio. “I am told that in addition to the text amendment change that limits kennels from large-scale breeding, pet stores are prohibited from selling dogs and cats by Special Use Permit in the City of HP.”

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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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Publication/Event date: 2013-09-03
Publication name: Naperville Sun
URL for more info: http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/distemper-NAP-09042013:article
Summary:
The lawsuit stemming from puppies that came home from area pet stores with distemper, in some cases dying from the condition, is moving ahead.
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Moshe Jacobius in late May ruled in favor of a request from the Happiness Is Pets store chain to dismiss the action, but allowed provisions for filing an amended complaint naming the specific stores being implicated, within a specified time period.

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