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February 5, 2014

Chicago Moves to Crack Down on Puppy Mills

The  Chicago City Council has introduced an ordinance to restrict the retail sale of dogs obtained from large-scale commercial breeders. Kristen Strawbridge, Illinois state director for The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement:

“We commend the humane leaders of Chicago, including City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza and The Puppy Mill Project, for working to crack down on inhumane puppy mills. By shrinking the supply of puppy mill dogs flowing into our market, the ordinance would boost adoptions for homeless animals and increase sales for small, responsible dog breeders. Passage of this measure would place Chicago among the more than 45 cities in the U.S. and Canada that have enacted this type of ordinance, designed to increase the placement of homeless pets in forever homes and decrease the number of animals euthanized in the city’s shelters.”

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