Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cook County Proposes Ban on Pet Store Puppy Sales

***UPDATE: The council has passed the proposal, with minor changes!! Refer to the details below, call or email to thank council !***
The city of Chicago recently passed a ban on pet stores selling dogs, cats and rabbits. While many heralded it as a positive for the future of the city and welfare of pets, some pet store owners have threatened to move their businesses to the nearby suburbs. Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey has taken preemptive action and proposed a county-wide ban similar to the one passed by Chicago.

Denver, rescued from pet store

Almost Home Foundation: When a Rescue Organization Does it Right

While no one person or organization is perfect, there are some that really know how to succeed. You can find rescue organizations anywhere and everywhere these days. Many people are eager to start one of their own, but that doesn't mean they're all worth their salt. Almost Home Foundation is a Chicago area pet rescue that has made a world of difference in the lives of many dogs and cats, and their adoptive families. You can hear founding members uttering "9 years, over 9,000 dogs and cats rescued" as they now celebrate their ninth anniversary.

Almost Home Foundation Founders and New Building
AHF Founders in front of the long-awaited facility, 2013 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Puppy Parlor In Lisle, IL Closes, Goodbye Puppy Mill

There are many today who are breathing a sigh of relief - not for themselves, but for the welfare of dozens of dogs. And there are others who are witnessing firsthand the heartbreaking effects of the previous callous, inhumane treatment of those same dogs. This is a time for victory celebrations, for a Companion Animals Protection Society mission successfully accomplished, and for the sweet scent of freedom these dogs now enjoy thanks to Almost Home Foundation.  Puppy Parlor Pet Shop in Lisle, IL with it's back room puppy mill, has closed it's doors and handed 35 dogs over to the rescue.
Image Credit: Dianne Arp, CAPS
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