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Puppy Mills

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Pet Advocates, Store Owners Clash Over Puppy Mill Ordinance

It’s a battle over what kind of puppy you can buy and where you can buy it.
Starting in March, a new ordinance in Chicago will only allow pet stores to sell rescue or shelter dogs.

05/06/2014

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Cook County Approves Puppy Mill Ban

County commissioners voted 15-0 to prohibit pet shops from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits from large commercial breeders. The ban would go into effect in suburban Cook County in October, seven months earlier than a similar ban in the city of Chicago.

04/10/2014

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Aldermen OK Ban On Sale Of ‘Puppy Mill’ Animals At Pet Stores

The City Council gave final approval Wednesday to an ordinance banning pet shops from buying their animals from so-called “puppy mills” and similar places.

03/05/2014

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

City Council Committee Approves Ban On Sale Of Animals From Puppy Mills

The Chicago City Council’s Licensing Committee has approved of a measure aimed at keeping pet stores from selling animals raised in inhumane conditions.

03/04/2014

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Chicago Animal Welfare Group Applauds New Puppy Mill Regulations

A local group that’s been working to put puppy mills out of business applauds a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to impose restrictions on breeders who sell dogs on the Internet.

WBBM Newsradio–09/11/2013

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Former Pet Shop Employee: ‘We Lied’ About Getting Dogs From Puppy Mills

A local pet store chain has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of dealing with puppy mills, and a former employee of that store has been telling her story to WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2013

File photo of a seven week old Daschund cross puppy. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Puppy Supplier Faces Lawsuit From Former Customers

An Illinois-based puppy supplier that advertises, “Our babies sleep in cribs, not cages” is being sued and accused of getting dogs from puppy mills.

06/06/2013

A puppy mill in Ohio (Photo supplied by Humane Society)

Humane Society: 2 Of 100 Worst Puppy Mills Located In Illinois

“These are the worst of the worst,” said Kathleen Summers, who helped author the “A Horrible Hundred” report. It focuses on facilities that have been previously cited in publicly available inspection documents.

05/14/2013

(Photo courtesy: collar-and-leash.com)

Chicago’s Oldest Pet Store Stops Selling Dogs From Puppy Mills

Chicago’s oldest pet store has decided to make some big changes.

03/20/2013

Puppy Mill Dog

Durbin Introduces Bill To Regulate Online Puppy Sales

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has introduced a bill which would require all breeders that sell more than 50 dogs a year to be licensed and to undergo inspections to ensure dogs are receiving proper care.

04/02/2011

Puppy Mill Dog

Anti-Cruelty Society Takes In 27 Dogs From Puppy Mills

More than two dozen dogs that were rescued from three different puppy mills in Missouri will be making Chicago their new home.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011