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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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Published in CAPS News
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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Published in CAPS News
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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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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Published in CAPS News
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 18:50

Wellington bans commercial pet sales

Publication/Event date: 2014-01-28
Publication name: News Channel 5 / WPTV
URL for more info: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/wellington/wellington-outlaws-commercial-sale-of-dogs-and-cats-at-pet-stores
Summary:
WELLINGTON, Fla. - Wellington has outlawed the commercial sale of dogs and cats at all pet stores within village limits.

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Published in CAPS News
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: 2014-01-09
Publication name: Press Release
URL for more info: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/010913-pet-dealers-in-ny
Summary:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to help protect the health and safety of dogs and cats across New York State by authorizing local municipalities to adopt more stringent laws to regulate pet dealers.

“The legislation announced today is a win for those individuals and communities across the state that have fought for the health and safety of animals under the care of pet dealers,” Governor Cuomo said. “While existing state law will be upheld, today’s legislation will give support to the many local municipalities that want to ensure stronger safeguards are in place to protect the animals in their communities.”

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Published in CAPS News
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 13:43

Urgent Action for NYS Residents


THE GOVERNOR NOW HAS UNTIL JANUARY 10th TO SIGN THE PUPPY MILL BILL INTO LAW!

It is more critical than ever that the governor hears from animal advocates like you. Will you **call** Governor Cuomo at (518) 474-8390 and politely urge him to sign the pet dealer bill into law?

You can simply say: “I am a constituent and I would like to urge Governor Cuomo to sign A.740-A/S.3753-A into law.”

We’ve worked so hard to get this bill this far. Please help us get it signed into law! Time is running out!
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