Protest Puppy Mill Parlor

Thank you to everyone who has joined our protests at Puppy Mill Parlor.   We have not had the police called on us since we have video cameras taping our protests.  So, Tammy and Mary, you can no longer flip us off, swear at us, have your puppy mill pipeline friends swear at us, flip us off, etc.  Those days are over.    


It’s 9:00 AM on Sunday and since 2:00 yesterday afternoon, my dogs have been walked, fed, played with, slept in soft beds, etc.  The dogs in the back room of Puppy Mill Parlor have been locked in cages and they still have 2 hours to go till the store opens.  But then again, so what???  They still don’t get out of the cages.  In my opinion, this is animal abuse.  This is not humane care and treatment. 

The Animal Welfare Act States:


(510 ILCS 70/3) (from Ch. 8, par. 703)
    Sec. 3. Owner's duties. Each owner shall provide for each of his animals:
        (a) sufficient quantity of good quality, wholesome


food and water;

        (b) adequate shelter and protection from the weather;
        (c) veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering;



        (d) humane care and treatment.
    A person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony with every day that a violation continues constituting a separate offense. In addition to any other penalty provided by law, upon conviction for violating this Section, the court may order the convicted person to undergo a psychological or psychiatric evaluation and to undergo any treatment at the convicted person's expense that the court determines to be appropriate after due consideration of the evaluation. If the convicted person is a juvenile or a companion animal hoarder, the court must order the convicted person to undergo a psychological or psychiatric evaluation and to undergo treatment that the court determines to be appropriate after due consideration of the evaluation.
(Source: P.A. 92-650, eff. 7-11-02.)


If anyone has been sold a sick or dying dog from Tammy Coglianese, please visit www.caps-web.org and fill out a pet store complaint form.  Thank you!


If you would like to join our daily protests, please email me at idamccarthy@yahoo.com.



Dianne Arp August 04, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Since we began filming our protests on 7/13 there have been ZERO bogus 911 calls made by Puppy (Mill) Parlor. We have a minimum of 2 cameras filming at all times, from different angles. As a result, owner Tammy Coglianese, her coworkers Mary Novak, Carla Ruehl, and Phyllis Prindle, their friends and family members are unable to make obscene gestures, hurdle obscenities, verbally harass us. They no longer drive around the parking lot harassing us. And surprisingly they all come and go via the other two parking lot exits. No more driving up close to us with their vile, obnoxious behavior. Suddenly no bogus 911 calls that we're jumping on cars, pounding on windshields, preventing P(M)P customers from getting into their cars, preventing P(M)P customers from leaving the parking lot, attempting to break into the back door of their store, verbally assaulting you and your customers -- the TRUTH has finally come out; it always does. You're a bunch of LIARS!! And to think of the taxpayer money you've WASTED! We just wish we had thought to film earlier . But being law abiding citizens we thought THAT, and our first amendment rights, would keep us safe. Joke's on us I suppose. If Tammy Coglianese was SO fearful of the evil protestors - WHY WEREN'T ANY OF HER THREE VIDEO CAMERAS WORKING?? One would think they would've been operational back in December when we first began protesting this hell hole. Then they could've shown the police all our awful behavior, couldn't they?!? --------- Memo to the Lisle Police: We bet you thought we stopped protesting since you haven't received any 911 calls. Nope, we're just filming to protect ourselves. You're welcome.
cherylkkirk August 12, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Do the Mayor and the Village Board think protestors show up week after week (now day after day) because there's nothing wrong? Could there possibly be something to all of this? Below, a letter sent to the Daily Herald and to Mayor Broda and the Village Board...as yet unpublished/unanswered: Dear Mayor Broda and Village Trustees, Please see the below letter. It has been submitted to the Daily Herald and will shortly be sent to a number of other publications in the western suburbs including social media. Please work to improve your community by investigating this situation…please prove that Lisle is indeed a great place to live. Sincerely, Cheryl Kirk August 5, 2013 To the Editor: Lisle Mayor Joe Broda’s website letter begins, “It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Village of Lisle, a community that Money Magazine named as one of the Top Twenty ‘Best Places to Live in America.’” Appallingly, Lisle is not one of the best places to live for the 50-60 dogs in the back room of a Lisle store that specializes in the sale of puppy mill puppies. These dogs exist two to a cramped cage, trying to drink water from hamster tubes. The Department Of Agriculture received 12 complaints in 2012 about this store…dogs were dead in the freezer…dogs were being fed expired dog food. Make no mistake -- the puppies at this store are not “rescues” as the owner would have you think. The dogs, often sick, come from puppy mill breeders who deliver them into the back of the store in the middle of the night. The suffering of their parents is real...they are kept imprisoned year after year...they don't know about toys...or running in the grass...or having a loving home. The Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) has investigated the brokers and breeders that supply puppy mill dogs to this pet shop. You can see the undercover investigation on Prairie Lane Kennels on the CAPS website http://www.caps-web.org/. The 15-20 people who lodge weekly legal protest at Main and Ogden -- every Saturday from 12:00-2:00 pm rain or shine (and now more often) -- seek to educate potential customers on the hazards of buying dogs from this establishment. We are businesspeople and private citizens who can’t believe this is happening in a civilized town, “one of the best places to live in America.” Indications are that the Village of Lisle's Mayor Joe Broda and the Village Board turn a blind eye to suffering in their community. It also appears that it is an acceptable practice in Lisle for a store to commit fraud by making false claims about where its “merchandise” originates. We issue an invitation to Mayor Broda, the Village Board, and the citizens of Lisle to join us at the corner of Ogden and Main St. in downtown Lisle and become educated on what is taking place in the middle of their community. This could be considered an extension of their Coffee with the Mayor and Coffee with the Village Board activities...stepping out among their constituents to have some honest dialogue with those who seek justice for the animals in that establishment, stacked in crates, barking and crying for care and attention at all hours of the day and night. For the hundreds and hundreds who honk their horns and give thumbs up in support, thank you! Please now stop and collect our educational pamphlets. If you feel strongly on this issue, give some of your time and come join us. Cheryl Kirk Naperville, Illinois "I looked at all the caged animals … I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. “I have done something," He replied. "I created you." ~The Animals' Savior, © Jim Willis 1999
Ida Mccarthy August 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Thank you for the support Cheryl. Blows your mind doesn't it? Truly shameful and sad.
Dianne Arp August 20, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Thanks for your support Cheryl! Hard to believe animal abuse, animal cruelty and consumer fraud occur at Puppy (Mill) Parlor on a daily basis. Yet no one in Lisle's government will do a thing about it. When Puppy (Mill) Parlor was known as Poochie Puppy Parlor in Bolingbrook, the Bolingbrook Police Department, along with Bolingbrook Animal Control, worked together to get rid of them. They actually went into her store and saw the horribfic conditions and worked to shut her down. Hence, owner Tammy Coglianese is not longer operating in Bolingbrook. And Lisle says they can't do anything about it? Seriously?!?
SouthSide August 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM
ADOPT, Don't shop for a pet. Thank you Dianne and Ida and ll of those who support animal welfare and peacefully protest puppy mills and stores that sell puppies and kittens and other critters despite knowing full well that million of dogs and cats and other pets are euthanized every year in the USA alone just because there are not enough homes for the pets in shelters/rescues. One dog purposefully brought into this world by a breeder/greeder is equal to at least dog dead in a shelter. SHAME on anyone who allows their pet to breed or worse, forces their pet (or should I say "property" since so many breeders do not consider their animals to be companion animals) to breed.


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