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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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The Companion Animal Protection Society is eagerly awaiting for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign A.740-A/S.3753-A. Local governments in New York State will finally be allowed to regulate pet dealers and fight the puppy mill cycle in their neighborhoods. The bill will close a gap in state law that left animals and consumers unprotected. For far too long, municipalities have been unable to fight puppy mills through meaningful legislation.

Thanks to A.740-A/S.3753-A, municipalities like New York City will be able to enact ordinances banning the retail sale of pet shop puppies, kittens, and rabbits and requiring stores to offer only shelter or rescue animals for adoption. CAPS' New York director is already working with legislators in Suffolk, Nassau, and Westchester counties to draft ordinances.

CAPS, along with other animal advocate groups, worked hard to get this bill through the NYS legislature. Local communities demanded the ability to regulate pet dealers in their backyards and A.740-A/S.3753-A is the answer. Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senator Mark Grisanti demonstrated their commitment to animal welfare by making this landmark bill possible.
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Publication/Event date: 2013-10-17
Publication name: Riverhead Patch
URL for more info: http://riverhead.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/new-suffolk-county-pet-store-rating-program-unveiled
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Animal advocates are inviting owners of Suffolk County pet shops to rate their own businesses.
This week, the Suffolk County pet store rating board invited pet shops to voluntarily join the program.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-09-24
Publication name: Long Island Exchange
URL for more info: http://www.longislandexchange.com/press/2013/09/24/animal-groups-to-urge-governor-cuomo-to-sign-puppy-mill-bill-with-rally-at-bellmore-puppy-store/
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(Long Island,NY) Orchestrating for Nature (LION) is hosting a 2-hour peaceful protest and educational demonstration outside of Worldwide Puppies and Kittens in Bellmore on October 12, 2013 in order to urge Governor Cuomo to sign A.740a/S.3753a, a bill that would allow local municipalities to regulate pet stores. This event will be attended by and is endorsed by two national organizations and several local organizations ranging from Manhattan to Brookhaven.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013 13:50

USDA cracks down on Internet puppy sales

Publication/Event date: 2013-09-10
Publication name: WABC-TV New York
URL for more info: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news%2Fnational_world&id=9242637
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WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet with new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-09-10
Publication name: Opposing Views
URL for more info: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/san-diego-puppy-store-owner-david-salinas-defies-pet-shop-puppy-mill-ban#
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Last week a new ordinance went into effect in the city of San Diego, Calif., making it illegal to sell or offer for sale any commercially bred puppy, kitten or bunny, whether they are from a Midwest puppy mill or a local breeder.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-09-07
Publication name: International Business Times
URL for more info: http://www.ibtimes.com/pet-shop-bans-san-diego-la-albuquerque-elsewhere-underscore-escalating-war-puppy-mills-commercial
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Remember that doggy in the window? The one with the waggly tail? In some places, he would now be illegal -- no matter how much he costs.

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Saturday, 07 September 2013 08:56

Pet store owner defies ban on puppy sales

Publication/Event date: 2013-09-05
Publication name: Fox 5 San Diego
URL for more info: http://fox5sandiego.com/2013/09/05/pet-store-owner-refuses-to-follow-law-banning-sale-of-animals/#axzz2eAgE997O
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SAN DIEGO – A pet store owner who refuses to follow a recently passed city law is in trouble with animal control officers.

David Salinas, CEO of San Diego Puppy in Grantville, shared video of a confrontation he had with San Diego County Animal Control officers at his store on Wednesday.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-08-25
Publication name: DFW.com
URL for more info: http://www.dfw.com/2013/08/25/820803/dfw-models-take-a-stand-against.html
Summary:
Kiley Wirtz Jennings, a Dallas-based model, doesn’t get many days off. But a couple of years ago, she found herself with some rare spare time and spent it, as so many of us do, on Facebook.
Except that Jennings (whose first name is pronounced “Keel-ey”) found something that shook her up.

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