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Pet store owners and opponents of puppy mills continued their battle before the Naperville City Council Tuesday night.
Message from CAPS Chicago Outreach Coordinator Dianne Arp:
"Ida McCarthy and I will be speaking at Naperville’s City Council meeting tomorrow, Tuesday at 7pm during the Open Forum portion of the meeting. Basically just to refute all the lies Petland and Happiness is Pets owners told at their June meeting.
If you’d like to attend, feel free. And be sure to wear your HIP t-shirt, if you have one. If you’d like to speak, fine. But we’d rather not have a bunch of people speaking unless they have anything different to add - that Ida and I haven’t already said. They don’t look favorably upon 20 people getting up there saying the same thing.
The Open Forum is at the beginning of the meeting, so we should be out of there by 7:30pm.
Thanks for your continued support.”
Pretty sure the store will be open for our protest. They are so ashamed of their business, they won’t advertise a grand opening. We have plenty of signs and brochures to hand out. We need you! Thank you for your continued dedication to helping us bring aw […]
Happiness is NOT Pets Protest in Naperville, IL (July 19, 2014)
State Representative Bruce Ayers grew up in Quincy with a black Labrador named Smokey. A dog lover, Ayers was appalled, along with the rest of us, over “Puppy Doe,” the female pit bull dumped and left for dead in bushes near a playground in Quincy last summer. Puppy Doe had been starved, stabbed, beaten, and left for dead on a playground. Because of the severity of her injuries, the dog was euthanized. The case garnered worldwide attention and let to vigils and makeshift memorials, petitions, and online campaigns, and it also led Ayers to file a bill that just last week was reported favorably out of the House Judiciary Committee and sent to Ways and Means.
A lot has happened since “Puppy Doe” was dumped near a playground in Quincy, MA last summer.
Read the following article about House Bill 4244 (a bill that would raise the penalties, fines, and imprisonment for those who abuse animals) and CAPS’ work with Massachusetts State Representative Bruce Ayers and other animal welfare groups drafting a bill that would ban the sale of puppy mill animals in MA pet shops.
All the money raised goes to the animals at Almost Home Foundation! For more details on the Running 4 Rescue event, go to www.running4rescue.org
Undercover at the Hunte Corporation: An Expose of America’s Largest Supplier of Pet Shop Puppies