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September 7 2020

From Pet Stores to Enjoying Downtown Chicago with Alderman Hopkins on WGN Radio

Filling in for Anna Davlantes on WGN Radio you can hear listen HERE my first question out of the box for Alderman Brian Hopkins, 2nd Ward. What happened to that bill which would have closed the loophole preventing just a few stores to continue to evade the law and sell puppies in Chicago? Hopkins said (as…

August 24 2020

Petland Manager Guilty of Animal Cruelty

The former Fairfax Petland manager Kareem Koshok accused of animal abuse pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and three charges of failure to provide adequate care on August 20. Over 350 cities and several counties as well as California, Maine and Maryland have bans on sales of dogs and cats at pet stores, and many have…

August 2 2020

New York Assembly Member and New Jersey Veterinarian Behind No Dogs, Cats or Rabbits Sold at Pet Stores

Following New York Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal’s support of that state being the first to ban declaw of cats, New York is now on its way to next state-wide ban sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores. Listen HERE to Rosenthal on WGN Radio explaining on Steve Dale’s Pet World her support of the…

July 27 2020

New York Moves to Ban Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits Sold at Pet Stores

California, Maryland and Maine have banned the sales of dogs, cats, rabbits at pet stores and New York State appears set to follow. On July 21, the New York State Senate voted 48 to 12 to stop the selling dogs, cats and rabbits at retail brick and mortar pet stores. In New York they are…

July 19 2020

Finally Chicago Closing a Loophole so No Dogs, Cats or Rabbits are Sold at Pet Stores; Also Enriching Cat Lives

Because of puppy mills, over 355 cities and many counties have now banned the sales of dogs and cats (and also rabbits in some cities) at pet stores. Cari Meyers, founder of the Puppy Mill Project and Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States Marc Ayers join me HERE on my Steve…

July 14 2020

Help Support Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits at Chicago Pet Stores

IF YOU ARE A CHICAGO RESIDENT, PLEASE CONTRACT YOUR ALDERMAN HERE  And offer your support of the Ordinance 2020-2087 which will close the loophole to once and for all prevent dogs, cats, rabbits to be sold at pet stores. You can simply foreword this post with this letter signed by so many humane organizations to…

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…

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