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November 6 2020

San Antonio, TX and DuPage County, IL Ban on Sales of Dog and Cats at Pet Stores

There’s just no stopping the momentum, as San Antonio, TX now passed a ban on sales of dogs/cats at pet stores (going into effect January 1, 2021). The Council vote was 9 to 1. Of the 51 pet stores within  San Antonio city limits, only three sell dogs and cats. The closest Petland isn’t impacted…

October 11 2020

Fighting Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits in Chicago

Six years ago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, all aldermen except one (vote 49 to 1 was the vote) and most important the overwhelming majority of people who live in the City of Chicago agreed no dogs, cats or rabbits should be sold at pet stores. But three pet stores responded by…

September 14 2020

It’s True Love: Cats and Dogs DO Get Along

Of course, they don’t usually fight like cats and dogs: So, if this doesn’t plaster a smile on your face…. This is the content I need today. pic.twitter.com/sZVhiFVdSL — Derek Johnson (@derekjGZ) September 12, 2020

September 13 2020

Dr. Dana Varble on Pet Store Sales, Veterinary Visits and Identifying Pain in Cats on WGN Radio

Listen HERE on my WGN radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to North American Veterinary Community Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Dana Varble as we discuss her views of pet stores sales, selling dogs, cats and rabbits. Dr. Varble agrees that no responsible breeder or source ever sells to pet stores, but puppy mills (and their…

September 4 2020

Pug Puppies Play Follow the Leader

Baby Louie has quite the following…

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 26 2020

Dog Training in a Pandemic

“Challenging but it’s working out very well,” is how dog trainer Wendy DeCarlo told me about training dogs during the pandemic; Listen HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. From the start of the pandemic, people fostered and adopted dogs of all ages, including so many puppies. DeCarlo says that lots…

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…

June 29 2020

Hundreds of French Bulldogs Imported from Puppy Mill; Dozens Die

Puppy mills are found world wide. In the U.S. the outlet for the mills are dogs sold at pet stores and dogs (and sometimes, though rarely, even cats) sold online. Dogs are sometimes shipped en masse from Asia or Europe to the U.S. and Canada. Crammed together that’s how disease is so easily transmitted. There’s…

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