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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 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…

February 5 2020

Naperville, IL Does It! Bans Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

It’s happening all over the country, and now Naperville, IL has now banned the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores because of where these animals are sourced, as NO responsible breeder ever sells to a pet store. The subject has been brought up previously, dating back to 2014; the final vote was narrow,…

February 4 2020

Chicago Police Memorial Celebrates K9’s and Equines; Naperville Banning Sales Dogs/Cats at Pet Stores on WGN

Chicago Police Department Chaplain Robert Montelongo and Bridget Shuda from the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation reveal HERE on my most recent WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show the new space being provided at the Chicago Gold Star Families Memorial and Police Memorial Park just east of Soldier Field for fallen K9 and Equine members…

January 23 2020

Naperville Considers Ban on Pet Store Sales of Dogs and Cats

Naperville, IL is considering banning dogs/cats sold at pet stores, as  hundreds of cities have done in the U.S. and Canada. Naperville has tried this before without success, but a group of determined citizens persevere because of where dogs and cats sold at pet stores are sourced, commercial breeders and puppy mills. I was on…

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…

June 13 2019

700 Dogs Rescued from Puppy Mill

This is as crazy and horrific as it gets. Craig Gray, 58, of Nashville, GA is facing animal cruelty charges after 700 dogs were discovered (in March) at a puppy mill. Police described the scene as “out of control and inhumane.” Can you imagine, 700 animals? At first I assumed that was a typo. According…

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