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July 7 2020

Chicago Moves to Prevent Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pet Stores Once and For All

No wonder Chicago’s self-proclaimed “animal alderman” Raymond Lopez (15th ward) may have jumped to the defense of pet stores allegedly skirting the law to sell dogs in Chicago. One of the three pet stores still selling puppies is called Pocket Puppies, located at 2479 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s 43rd Ward. According to Reform for…

May 22 2020

Chicago Moves to Really Ban Sales of Dogs/Cats/Rabbits at Pet Stores for Good Reason

Chicago banned the sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores back in 2014. Chicago’s not alone, today over 350 communities around the nation as well as several counties and even entire states have banned sales of dogs and cats (and often rabbits) at pet stores. This is because responsible breeders never sell to…

May 12 2020

Pandemic Not Slowing Puppy Mills

It’s great that people are getting puppies….that’s fine that they’re purchasing from RESPONSIBLE breeders. From shelters, adoptions in many places are way up and so are fosters. However, “saving’ pet store puppies only encourages for the continuation of conveyer belt puppy mill puppies to continue to flood pet stores. And the cycle continues, people –…

April 30 2020

Cities Banning Sales of Dogs and Cats (and Rabbits) at Pet Stores, Even During Pandemic

While everything has been going on regarding COVID-19, several communities around the country have without fanfare  banned the sales of dogs/cats sold at pet stores. Here are eight communities that from the start of the pandemic also banned these pet store sales. Council members in Olympia, WA voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to ban…

March 26 2020

Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores Banned in 350 Cities

Slipping just past 350, the number of cities banning sales of dogs and cats at pet stores.  And, overall across the nation adoptions and fosters for dogs and cats from shelters and rescues are way up. As you wander around town, if pet stores are open – and if they still sell dogs and cats…

February 28 2020

Olympia, WA Bans Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

Led by council member Dr Lisa Parshley, of Olympia Veterinary Specialists: Cancer Treatment Center, existing pet stores selling dogs and cat in Olympia, WA have until September 15 to stop that practice, as the Olympia City Council voted unanimously. This is a HUGE victory because inexplicably state veterinary associations have sometimes opposed these bans. The…

February 21 2020

Lincoln State Cat Show

It’s the most special time of year, the Lincoln State Cat Show is this weekend, February 22 to 23 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Prairie Center 525 S Randall Rd, St. Charles. Listen HERE to my conversation from Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio with show…

February 15 2020

King John Williams with Steve Dale on Pet Store Sales

With King John Williams on WGN Radio, Listen HERE as I talk about how Naperville, IL recently enacted a ban on pet store sales of dogs and cats. This is a big deal for several reasons, which I explain. King John asks, as a consumer, “Do you ever buy that doggy in the window?” John…

February 14 2020

Illinois Could Ban Sales of Dogs/Cats at Pet Stores

Maryland, California and Maine do not allow pet stores to sell dogs/cat, and Illinois wants to be next. NO responsible breeder EVER sells to a pet store.  SB 3078, better known as the “The Illinois Humane Pet Store Bill,” prohibits the retail sales of puppies and kittens from commercial breeding facilities or “animal mills.” If…

February 8 2020

Judge Upholds Maryland Ban on Pet Store Dog/Cat Sales; Other States Under Threat

A federal judge has dismissed a court challenge to Maryland’s landmark law prohibiting the sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores. Today, nearly 350 communities, from Albuquerque to Chicago to Pittsburgh, to most recently, Naperville, IL have banned sales of dogs and cats (and in a few instances also rabbits) at pet stores. Maryland…

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