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
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. In July, the store came into the public spotlight when the Companion Animal Protection Society, a nonprofit group, launched an investigation into the store after complaints from residents and assertions that the store gets its puppies from Midwest puppy mills.