I Heart Puppies

Overview - I Heart Puppies

Thursday, 31 December 2009 00:00
On August 7, 2011, more than 150 people (probably the largest pet shop protest ever) participated in a CAPS-sponsored protest of I Heart Puppies, a new store.  I Heart Puppies used an illegal broker who bought from Barb Crick, a USDA-licensed breeder in Nebraska, and other puppy mills.  CAPS investigations of Crick uncovered filth, inadequate shelter, sick dogs and other serious violations. Due to our weekly protests, I Heart Puppies went out of business in February 2012.

CdM I Heart Puppies Store To Close

Saturday, 25 February 2012 02:00
Publication/Event date: 2012-02-24 Publication name: Corona del Mar Today URL for more info: http://www.coronadelmartoday.com/26363/home/cdm-i-heart-puppies-store-to-close/ Summary: UPDATED with comment from store owner and from an animal rights activist who had investigated the store. Eight months after its opening drew thousands of protesters to Corona del Mar, I Heart Puppies is closing its retail shop at 2801 East Coast Highway, according to a sign in the shop’s window. Continue reading...

Did Animal Activists Kill I Heart Puppies?

Thursday, 09 February 2012 02:00
Publication/Event date: 2012-02-28 Publication name: OC Weekly URL for more info: http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2012/02/i_heart_puppies_close_cdm.php Summary: ​I Heart Puppies, which has been under fire from animal activists since it opened eight months ago, apparently closed over the weekend, according to a sign in the Corona del Mar pet store's window. "I Heart Puppies would like to thank the community of CdM for their kindness, generosity, and support," states the sign at 2801 East Coast Highway. "Sadly, we are closing our store front." Continue…
To participate in this week's protest, check out the Black Saturday, Boycott IHP Facebook event page for event details. Publication/Event date: 2011-10-26 Publication name: Corona del Mar Patch URL for more info: http://coronadelmar.patch.com/articles/residents-speak-against-i-heart-puppies-in-corona-del-mar Summary: A group of animal activists and residents gathered at City Hall on Tuesday to urge the Newport Beach City Council to ban the retail sale of dogs and pets. The requests follow months of controversy sparked by the "I Heart Puppies" Store in Corona del Mar.…
Publication/Event date: 2011-08-25 Publication name: Corona del Mar Today URL for more info: http://www.coronadelmartoday.com/22251/home/i-heart-puppies-owners-defend-their-business-criticize-protesters-at-cdm-bid-meeting/ Summary: Two of the owners of I Heart Puppies attended a board meeting this morning of the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District, apologizing for the disruption caused by animal rights protesters at their shop and detailing the efforts they have made to buy animals from quality breeders. Suzanne and Brooke Bradford said they traveled two weeks ago to Nebraska, Missouri and Arkansas to visit the…

Kennel Owner Disputes ‘Puppy Mill’ Tag

Saturday, 20 August 2011 03:00
Publication/Event date: 2011-08-19 Publication name: Newport Beach Independent URL for more info: http://newportindy.com/2011/08/19/kennel-owner-disputes-puppy/ Summary: On Sunday, for the second week, animal activists associated with the Companion Animal Protection Society picketed the I Heart Puppies pet store in Corona del Mar, demanding that the shop stop selling puppies from what the protesters characterize as “puppy mills.” The owners of I Heart Puppies say they don’t sell puppies knowingly from puppy mills, and go to great lengths to disclose and provide information…

I Heart Puppies, Week 2

Tuesday, 16 August 2011 03:00
Picture courtesy of Carole Davis Protesters Return to I Heart Puppies Shop Publication/Event date: 2011-08-14 Publication name: Corona del Mar Today URL for more info: http://www.coronadelmartoday.com/22053/home/protesters-return-to-i-heart-puppies-shop/ Summary: About 40 protesters have gathered near the I Heart Puppies Shop at 2801 East Coast Highway. The group waved signs and chanted and at one point, leader Carole Davis held up a puppy she said was adopted earlier today — saving it from euthanasia. Continue reading... Photos: Protesters Gather Again at 'I Heart…

I Heart Puppies Protest (video)

Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:00
Video uploaded by YouTube user ocdogguy: 140 people came together to speak out against puppy mills and pet store cruelty.

I Heart Puppies Store Protest (video)

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 03:00
Video courtesy of YouTube member germ2410: Over 100 protestors gathered at the I HEART PUPPIES Anti Puppy Mill and Pro Adoption Rally held at I Heart Puppies located at 2801 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. Investigators from CAPS (Companion Animal Protection Society) determined through exhaustive investigation that the store is in business with inhumane, substandard breeding operations in the Midwest where dogs are confined for life in wire cages. Because the dogs are unable to mobilize on their own…
Publication/Event date: 2011-08-09 Publication name: Corona del Mar Patch URL for more info: http://coronadelmar.patch.com/articles/anti-slapp-motion-filed-against-i-heart-puppies-store-in-corona-del-mar Summary: An anti-SLAPP motion has been filed on behalf of the West Coast director of the Companion Animal Protection Society against the owner of the I Heart Puppies store in Corona del Mar, court records show. Dave Simon, an attorney for CAPS, said the motion was filed last week under California's anti-SLAPP statue, and has the effect of not only dismissing the lawsuit but also of…

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