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January 17 2020

Naperville’s Opportunity: Ban Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores, Here’s Why

Naperville, IL is considering a ban of sales of dogs and cats at pet stores. Hundreds of cities have already banned the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores in both the U.S. and Canada, as well as the entire states of California, Maryland and Maine. Naperville, located West of Chicago, is more than…

December 18 2019

Campylobacter Outbreak in Pet Store Puppies

So, why wouldn’t you buy a puppy at a pet store? Can you say puppy mills? These horrific places and commercial mass production is where all dogs or cats from pet stores are sourced (unless from a reputable shelter or rescue who happen to adopt via a pet store). Now, the Centers for Disease Control…

October 7 2019

Springfield City Council Bans Retail Sales of Dogs and Cats

The Springfield, IL City Council unanimously voted Tuesday (October 1) to approve a ban on the retail sale of dogs and cats at pet stores within city limits. While the capital city currently has no pet stores that sell dogs or cats, the ordinance is aimed at keeping these stores out, as well as making…

September 14 2019

Puppy Mill Awareness Day Puppy Mill Project March on Michigan Avenue

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is September 15, and not so coincidentally the same day at the annual Puppy Mill Project march on Michigan Avenue, noon to 2 p.m. The march kicks off at Michigan Avenue Plaza, 420 N. Michigan Avenue. Of course, dogs who enjoy taking a walk with other dogs are welcome. The march is…

August 29 2019

CDC and FDA Say STOP PURCHASING PIG EARS; THROW ANY OUT YOU MAY HAVE

The Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC), various regulatory officials and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate and offer advice and warnings regarding “a multi-state outbreak of multidrug resistant salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ears for dogs. This important information is taken directly from those agency websites: CDC and…

July 8 2019

Communities and Counties Continue to Ban Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

If you haven’t been keeping score, Buffalo Grove, IL (a large Chicago suburb) and Indian River County in Florida are among the most recent jurisdictions to unanimously ban sales of dogs and cats at local pet stores. In both cases, backers of the ordinances simply pointed out the truth: Dogs and cats sold at pet…

May 5 2019

Petco Really Is Pet Friendly

This is taking pet friendly to an entirely new level! Well, this “pet” is on a leash.    

April 30 2019

New York State Could Ban Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

Lawmakers in Albany are looking to ban sales of dogs and cats from pet stores throughout New York state. “The animals that are sold in pet stores are, for the most part, produced through puppy mills, where there are abject horrible conditions,” said New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, one of the sponsors of the…

April 26 2019

Maine May Be Next State to Limit Pet Store Sales

Maine could prohibit pet shops from selling dogs and cats under a proposed bill. Democratic Sen. Ben Chipman’s bill would establish a fine of $500 per violation and pet shops could also face license suspension or revocation. California and Maryland have passed similar bills in hopes of helping cats and dogs in shelters waiting for homes,…

March 13 2019

It’s Up to You New York: Ban Sales of Dogs, Cats at Pet Stores

No responsible breeder ever sells to a pet store, and that is why so many communities have  banned sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes also rabbits) from pet stores. Several counties have done the same. Forgot about going into a pet store to purchase a dog or cat in California or in Maryland, that…

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