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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: 2014-04-08
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.blogspot.com/2014/04/almost-home-foundation-when-rescue.html#.U0RMC61dWfU
Summary:
While no one person or organization is perfect, there are some that really know how to succeed. You can find rescue organizations anywhere and everywhere these days. Many people are eager to start one of their own, but that doesn't mean they're all worth their salt. Almost Home Foundation is a pet rescue in the Chicagoland area that has made a world of difference in the lives of many dogs and cats, and their adoptive families. You can hear founding members uttering "9 years, over 9,000 dogs and cats rescued" as they now celebrate their ninth anniversary.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-04-05
Publication name: Cindy Lu’s Muse
URL for more info: http://cindylusmuse.blogspot.com/2014/04/puppy-parlor-in-lisle-il-closes-goodbye.html#.U0HZba1dWfU
Summary:
There are many today who are breathing a sigh of relief - not for themselves, but for the welfare of dozens of dogs. And there are others who are witnessing firsthand the heartbreaking effects of the previous callous, inhumane treatment of those same dogs. This is a time for victory celebrations, for a Companion Animals Protection Society mission successfully accomplished, and for the sweet scent of freedom these dogs now enjoy thanks to Almost Home Foundation. Puppy Parlor Pet Shop in Lisle, IL with it's back room puppy mill, has closed it's doors and handed 35 dogs over to the rescue.

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Publication/Event date: 2014-03-19
Publication name: Naperville Sun
URL for more info: http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/petsuit-NAP-03212014:article
Summary:
Current and former dog owners whose pets were sickened or died after purchasing their puppies at a local pet shop sustained a legal setback this week, but they have vowed to press on.

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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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Published in CAPS News
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.
Published in CAPS News
Thursday, 06 February 2014 14:00

Hearing for puppy shop owner draws protesters

Publication/Event date: 2014-02-05
Publication name: The Washington Post
URL for more info: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/puppy-shop-owner-court-hearing-draws-protesters/2014/02/05/a35b3b7a-8e96-11e3-878e-d76656564a01_story.html
Summary:
LAS VEGAS — Animal rights advocates held signs and cursed a Las Vegas pet shop owner as she arrived at court Wednesday to face criminal charges and accusations that she conspired with an arsonist to burn her store with 27 puppies inside.

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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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