Puppy Mills

Arlington Heights Pet Store Gets Reprieve After Suburb Opts Out Of County Puppy Mill OrdinanceAn Arlington Heights pet store gets a reprieve from the Cook County puppy mill ordinance for now, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
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.
Cook County Approves Puppy Mill BanCounty 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.
Aldermen OK Ban On Sale Of 'Puppy Mill' Animals At Pet StoresThe City Council gave final approval Wednesday to an ordinance banning pet shops from buying their animals from so-called “puppy mills” and similar places.
City Council Committee Approves Ban On Sale Of Animals From Puppy MillsThe Chicago City Council's Licensing Committee has approved of a measure aimed at keeping pet stores from selling animals raised in inhumane conditions.
Chicago Animal Welfare Group Applauds New Puppy Mill RegulationsA 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.
Former Pet Shop Employee: 'We Lied' About Getting Dogs From Puppy MillsA 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.
Puppy Supplier Faces Lawsuit From Former CustomersAn Illinois-based puppy supplier that advertises, "Our babies sleep in cribs, not cages" is being sued and accused of getting dogs from puppy mills.
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.
Chicago's Oldest Pet Store Stops Selling Dogs From Puppy MillsChicago's oldest pet store has decided to make some big changes.
Durbin Introduces Bill To Regulate Online Puppy SalesU.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.
Anti-Cruelty Society Takes In 27 Dogs From Puppy MillsMore than two dozen dogs that were rescued from three different puppy mills in Missouri will be making Chicago their new home.
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